The Furrygoat Experience: Furrygoat’s Law:
[Backup Brain] Thanks to Medley (see post below), I now know what I was looking for was Letts Law: "All programs evolve until they can send email." Or maybe it’s Zawinski’s Law, "Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail."
I’m going to take this and put my own spin on it:
- Furrygoat’s Law
- Every program attempts to expand until it can read RSS feeds.
Quoting from Is Microsoft Gearing Up for “Save as RSS?”:
Microsoft is switching to XML as the default format for Office files, Reuters reports. Let’s hope this means we’ll get a save as RSS functionality in Word.
‘twould be nice.
I’ve been waiting for someone to formally complain about the way bloglines reproduces full text feeds in a web format: Syndication
This article by Philip J. Hollenback cites Bloglines, Flickr, and del.icio.us as the killer apps for RSS.
Quoting RSS Conference in NYC (Steve Rubel’s Micro Persuasion):
IDG announced a new conference focusing on content syndication. The theme of the inaugural show will be RSS: Risk, Reward and Revolution. The conference is billed as executive-level, and created for content owners and producers, media execs, corporate marketers, advertisers and PR professionals.
Engagdget published a guide to podcasting (time-shifted syndicated online audio/radio type content developed and popularized by Dave Winer and Adam Curry) by Phillip Torrone back in October of this year (pretty fast out of the gate):
Quoting from How-To: Podcasting (aka How to get Podcasts and also make your own)
This week’s How-To is a three part special complete with our first Engadget “Podcast” MP3. The first part is how to get “Podcasts” on your iPod. So what’s a Podcast? To put it simply, a Podcast is an audio file, a MP3, most likely, in talk show format, along with a way to subscribe to the show and have it automatically delivered to your iPod when you plug in to iTunes. The show isn’t live, so you can listen to it whenever you want.
Doc Searls may have said it best: “PODcasting will shift much of our time away from an old medium where we wait for what we might want to hear to a new medium where we choose what we want to hear, when we want to hear it, and how we want to give everybody else the option to listen to it as well.”
(via Micro Persuasion)