Thursday, August 18, 2005

Ignore RSS?

David Coursey's article, "RSS Is a Label We Don't Need to See" is a COMPLETE waste of ink. To suggest that the term RSS be replaced by "web feeds" is just stupid. I do not know what a web feed is, how it is formated, or what I'm going to use it for. RSS tells me a lot in one neat little label. It tells me that I can aggregate it or do all kinds of other interesting things. Corsey reminds me of an IT director that was in a meeting that I held who stated that if I was going to use acronyms like "XML" he would have to bring his technical staff to interpret. RSS is what it is. "Web feed" is something vague that could be anything - or nothing at all.

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