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March 26, 2005

RSS: TiVo for the Internet

I like to think that I'm beginning to understand RSS. And as I approach it, I try to think about both the benefits of the technology and how it can be used in different ways.

Since I'm sure I'm just barely scratching the surface, I tend to be tuned-in to the concept. I look for new applications. I look for new thought. I try to understand it. And I keep my eyes open for new articles on RSS.

Usually, I don't get much. But, every once in a while someone comes up with such a simple way of describing things, that it stops me dead in my tracks. And this time, the article containing that beautiful simplicity just happened to be about RSS.

What is RSS? It's "TiVo for the Internet." (There's also a good comment string over on Blogcritics.)

Brilliant.

The description might not be for everyone. But for anyone who knows TiVo, this description is perfect. Thanks to Chris Ellington for capturing the concept.

 



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