Bob is a really clear-thinking and enthusiastic guy, and one of most interesting to wine and dine with. His book Document Engineering is important for anyone who wants a better vision of where XML is leading us. I’ve just discovered the IT Conversations website, which has podcasts of various people of interest to me: Miguel de Icaza for example.
Bob’s podcast has much of interest. An idea that hadn’t registered with me before is that one of the drivers for (larger) business to adopt a document-engineering approach is because they need to componentize their business functions: a document doesn’t care whether it goes to Florence, Bangalore or Kinshasa. Globalization as a driver for XML: that’s a pretty strong driver.
Bob also has a blog with co-author Tim McGrath Doc or Die