[30 January 2009]

Today is my last workday as a staff member at the World Wide Web Consortium.

I have learned a lot during my time here, I’ve enjoyed the work, and I have tried to help make the Web a better place for people who care about information and for the information we care about. But it’s ten years since I joined the staff, and it’s time to move on.

What’s next? I will be doing consulting and contract work through Black Mesa Technologies LLC. If you have interesting problems touching on documents, electronic representation of information (documents or other), validation, XSLT, XQuery, or the like; if you have concerns about the proper application of information technology to the preservation of commercial or cultural-heritage information, then give me a call; I’ll be around.

11 thoughts on “</w3c:msm>

  1. Does that mean this klog is discontinued, or will you continue to add the new posts that keep us all entertained and challenged?

  2. Dear Michael, I’m very happy to have met you a few times at the Tech Plenaries; I wish you the best of luck at Black Mesa Tech and I hope you do continue the klog. 😎

  3. You are someone who, wherever you go, leaves behind him intelligent and wise (often wiser) friends, and for that I—we all—are greatly in your debt.

    Let’s hope some interesting work lies ahead.


  4. Hey Michael,

    now we’ll have to pay for all that XML wisdom. Hm, one wizard goes, but the oracle of delphi continues.
    Ja, was man so erkennen heißt!
    Wer darf das Kind beim Namen nennen?
    Die wenigen, die was davon erkannt,
    Die töricht g’nug ihr volles Herz nicht wahrten,
    Dem Pöbel ihr Gefühl, ihr Schauen offenbarten,
    Hat man von je gekreuzigt und verbrannt.

    Good luck!!

  5. And <BlackMesaTechnologies:msm freedom=”true”>. I wish
    you a success truly. Although I still think that W3C XML Schema is a
    disaster, I have always respected you and will continue to do so.

  6. Seriously hoping that this will not prevent you from continuing your great contribution to markup languages, computer science and culture at large. That would be a waste.

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