Oh, baby! Turns out that my geeky desire will be fulfilled when the iWorks package arrives today: according to MacInTouch, Pages saves files in an XML-=compliant format. W00t!
That outburst reminds me of a tired joke I heard at last summer’s Lilly educational technology conference, to which I thought of an alternate answer, viz.:
Q: What’s the difference between God and a technologist?
A: God doesn’t think he’s [sic] a technologist.
I realized, “And God sometimes answers prayers. . . .”