The Music of DITA

If you spend much time talking to me, I may start to bore you talking about DITA. Or music. While I don't really update my "best of both worlds" DITA+music project any more, I do still get a kick out of...

The Music of DITA »

Which Robert Anderson is this again?

Robert D. Anderson; after many years with IBM doing all sorts of DITA related things, I now work for Oracle supporting technical content infrastructure. I'm the lead architect of DITA Open Toolkit, and co-editor of the DITA 1.1, DITA 1.2, and DITA 1.3 Specification at OASIS (now working on DITA 2.0). I tweet occasionally from @robander, usually about DITA or DITA-OT. Update, December 2022: you're now more likely to find me posting from, same subject matter but it's still not frequent. I have a linkedin profile, but don't use it very often.

Thoughts about DITA and DITA-OT (the blogging section)

The DITA-OT samples began with a 2011 presentation on how to create plug-ins to the DITA Open Toolkit. For a breakdown of current samples, plus random thoughts about DITA and DITA-OT, see DITA Thoughts

Presentations and publications

Yes, they're all about DITA: Presentations and publications.


I read a lot, and from the text above you may not be surprised to find that I maintain my reading lists as DITA topics: Active book lists.


I can't resist putting in a plug for the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA. During my five years in the Boston area, I made more trips down there than I can count, and it's the best place I've found for live music. I now live in Austin, TX, the self-proclaimed live music capital of the world, but the Narrows is sorely missed.

If I had to pick one CD that has changed my life (and who hasn't faced that question?), it would be the Nordic Roots sampler from Northside Records. Still, as when I bought it, cheaper than food.


What is the internet without cats? I'm just doing my part: Homemade cat furniture