Journal: News & Comment

Friday, June 24, 2005
# 1:11:00 PM:

What does the Microsoft RSS announcement mean?

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In effect, Microsoft has said that it is bringing online syndication feeds into Windows sometime next year. So what will happen?

Microsoft's ideas—subscriptions and syndication part of every part of the operating system or any application that wants to use it; let's make the way we've tweaked subscriptions open for anyone to use and modify—are good. But if that's going to work, it will start right now.

By the time Longhorn is actually released, it will bring to a wider audience something that will already be a fait accompli on the web through applications, Linux, the Mac OS, and so on. I think it will happen, but if it doesn't, I doubt subscriptions will be the revolution they're being purported to be at this morning. [READ MORE]


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