I was reading JoAnn Hackos article on easy DITA authoring solutions and it got me thinking about what the word “easy” means in regard to DITA or any similarly complex technology.
Can an editing interface make DITA easy? Some DITA consultants that I know complain bitterly about tools that make that claim. DITA may be many things, they say, but easy is not one of them. To present it as being easy is only going to set people up for disappointment and failure.
If they are right, can any DITA editor legitimately claim to be “easy”?