More RSS stuff

Well, it is interesting how you think no one is reading your blog and then someone famous leaves you a comment and he is mad at you to boot. I encourage everyone to read all the information and make up their own minds. It is still a good discussion going on about RSS, though I have a feeling that there are some misunderstanding in the mix as well.

Here is the page to Walt’s Cites & Insights (The contended section is on page 6 of the PDF, but the whole section is good reading. Walt discusses the The Walking Paper, another favorite of mine)
Here is The Shifted Librarian post, again. Read the comments too.
Here is the Free Range Librarian post, again. No comments when I checked.

I want to point out that I am not taking sides, just giving up the parts of the conversion. The good thing about blogs is that it is an open discussion forum.

–Jane, runs off

3 thoughts on “More RSS stuff

  • February 8, 2005 at 7:54 pm

    Hi again. Sorry; I should have noted “fame” here rather than on the earlier post. I’m not really mad at you; I was a little disappointed that you seemed to have piled on without reading my “side.”

    Unfortunately, the “discussion” is at this point generating more heat than light, I think, thanks to the degree of misunderstanding going on. Too bad; Jenny made some good points about effective “invisible” (to the patron) uses of RSS.

    There shouldn’t be a need to take sides. I’m certainly not anti-RSS (I use them), anti-enthusiasm (I do get enthusiastic), or even anti-excitable. I am inclined to raise questions, and that sometimes seems to be an unforgivable sin. More’s the pity.

    Your blog is an open discussion forum, although the blogger inherently has an advantaged voice. Unfortunately, that’s not true as a matter of course–many blogs either don’t accept comments or accept them only with delay and “moderation.” I understand why, to be sure: spam is everywhere.

  • February 8, 2005 at 10:42 pm

    Well, I do have to be honest and plead a mea culpa for not reading your piece first. I think there are some good points all round. It is hard to sell RSS to people who do not even know what it is, but I think that will change. I see RSS as the way people sort through information in the future. Maybe I am crazy. I have to admit that I am enamored of technology.

    –Jane, goes to read her feeds

  • February 9, 2005 at 2:48 pm

    [Walt here again]: Change that to as “a way” that “many people” will use to organize information, and I’m with you. As for blogs being open discussion fora: That depends on the blog. More on that elsewhere, maybe, in the fullness of time.

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