Jake Ludington’s been posting some thoughts about RSS in his weblog, since Gnomedex just ended and RSS was in the air there.
He questions whether RSS is “all that”, allowing that “RSS (or something like it) is permanently changing the way online publishers deliver content,” but pointing out that “RSS isn’t the magic bullet to catalyze the Internet to new sales heights.”
In his next entry, Jake looks at some of the things RSS isn’t the perfect solution for, giving a few examples, such as this one:
For non-computer related data, other schemas could be established. For instance, if you were wanting to organize data about a baseball game, metadata for all pitching, fielding, and hitting statistics could go a long way toward automating every fantasy league site (for all I know, this has been done).