Content, not containers

[Via Bill McCoy] I’ve been thinking about the increasingly fluid nature of content for some time. Jeff Jarvis published an essay that is aligned with this report and my thoughts, too. Recommended.

I see a strong parallels forming between message pipelines in services and content streams in document formats. For example, the presence of special SOAP headers can lead to particular routing and processing behaviors just like the presence of special manifests in meta-formats like OASIS Open Document Format (ODF) for Office Applications and Microsoft Open Office XML Formats. I hope to post on this in the future.