“DITA Reuse with LEGOs” Video

An amusing presentation explaining the idea of content reuse in DITA with Soren Weimann showing how it is done using big lego blocks (which represent individual topics), paper outlines of lego blocks (maps), a bowl (to represent a CMS), and a camera (to illustrate output).

Sound confusing? Hardly, and it’s a shame that there aren’t more presentations like this show how DITA is done using simple props. (Anyone out there interested in doing a video on conrefs using pieces of string, glue and a paper shredder? 😉 )

Here’s the video from Blip.tv. It runs just under 15 minutes in length:

DITA XML with LEGO blocks from Søren Weimann on Vimeo.

The sound for the video is a bit distant, so you may need to turn up the volume on your computer’s speakers.


"DITAWriter" is Keith Schengili-Roberts. I work for IXIASOFT as a DITA Specialist/Information Architect. And I like to write about DITA and the technical writing community. To get ahold of me you can email me at: keith@ditawriter.com.

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