Loose, subjective impressions of microformats and the communities that develop them:
This blog, microformats, hAtom, and every other essential wrinkle and being, psychically gather in a secluded Greenwich Village pub. It is some sort of cyber back door into quirky, literary web goings on, much more obscure and offbeat than the galactic channels opened by the upswelling paradigm shifts affected by microblogging, bioinformatics, and Ajax programming.
There is something about the witty, intelligent, impoverished, and fascinating people involved in microformatting that emits a resonation quite unlike the aura of a gadget lover's fair or the giddiness of a tech conference, but, rather, more like the perning gyres of The New Yorker magazine and the Lilliput Review .
End of loose subjective impressions.