JoelSpolsky points out that many BloggingTools and ToolsForThought, note-takers, ToolsForDigitalGardeners etc. are working with the concept of a "block".

And thinks there should be a protocol to share blocks between apps.

Hence ...

Possibly a rival to MicroFormats Or OEmbed or OpenTransclude?

It's a return to the idea of WebWidgets?

In CardiganBay we have "cards". Which in some ways are similar to blocks. They have types etc.

Partly inspired by a CardsInTheStream metaphor.

Should I try to support a block-protocol?

Tutorial for using another language (in this case, F#) :


  • Nothing particularly to do with BlockChain, but you never know. The confluence of the words is interesting.