History Repeats: Teaching Publishers Markup

by Keith Fahlgren

As someone who arrived much later to the XML party than most of my peers & mentors, this week's series of XML @ 10 years posts has been a wonderful history lesson. Today, Norm Walsh posted an even more surprising quote:

I joined O'Reilly on the very first day of an unprecedented two-week period during which the production department, the folks who actually turn finished manuscripts into books, was closed. The department was undergoing a two-week training period during which they would learn SGML and, henceforth, all books would be done in SGML.