Everything in the Future Has an X in It

“The end result of adding XML throughout the Internet will be a change in Web infrastructure. We’ll put much more effort into maintaining and updating data and much less effort into presenting it…Tomorrow your computer, whether it is on your desk or your wrist, will directly query XML data sources to generate dynamically not the Web page as its authors want you to see it, but exactly the Web page you want to see. ”.
— Robert X. Cringley offers a primer on XML in his latest column, “Data, Know Thyself.”