I just received the following from a local IT guy who is thinking about 
checking out the TEI conference next week:

 > Hello Charles,
 > Can you recommend a good article on explaining what TEI is, for people
 > who don't already know what it is? :-) I poked around the conference
 > website, then the website. Then I started looking at the P5
 > spec, and now I feel like I've gone from descriptions that are too
 > high-level to too low-level!
 > I guess what I am trying to grasp is: why TEI? What is the problem it
 > solves, that <mainstream alternative> does not.

I gave him a brief response, comparing the flexibility and granularity 
of TEI to Latex, relational databases, etc. Can anyone recommend some 
appropriate articles?



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