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March 28th, 2003


A couple of days ago I decided to download NetNewsWire Lite, a fine RSS reader for OS X, because I was getting tired of hearing about RSS feeds. And I tell you, my ways have started to change.

I’ve used RSS feeds before – even made a few, in my time – but I always thought it was easier to just flip through sites in my browser of choice. RSS feeds let me see instantly, though, what’s new – and the ability to group them in whatever format I choose is really handy. Whereas they felt redundant before, they now seem to be a great time-saver.

It’s a very cool technology, and the portability is a bonus. If you have a laptop of course, you can download headlines in the morning – some with complete articles – and read them on the way to work. Super handy, and almost Jetsons-like.

Have you embraced RSS?

Posted in Technology

FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday March 28, 2003 -- 9:15:07 am
Not yet. I've tried a few for Winblows but have not found one that I really like. What I really want is a RSS reader that is integrated in Mozilla. There are a couple out there, but they are not ready for prime time yet.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Friday March 28, 2003 -- 10:00:36 am
Chris -- Have you tried Aggie? It's not perfect, but it's the best I've found for Windows thusfar.

FROM: Chris
DATE: Friday March 28, 2003 -- 10:27:01 am
I haven't. The idea of downloading 20 MB of Microsoft code just to run a small application terrified me. However, now that I'm on XP I think .net is already on my system so I'll give it a look.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Friday March 28, 2003 -- 11:43:45 am
It's funny... the application hovers around 100k, but the framework required is 20 megs.

FROM: Greg C
DATE: Friday March 28, 2003 -- 1:00:31 pm
The big question of course: is there an RSS newsreader for PalmOS that will sync in the morning before I leave for work, the way AvantGo does?

DATE: Thursday January 29, 2004 -- 5:21:26 pm
IE Renders everything. Don't complain about IE!

FROM: Paul
DATE: Thursday January 29, 2004 -- 9:09:03 pm
Apparently, IE has become sentient.

We're doomed.

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday January 20, 2005 -- 10:04:36 pm
Anyone else tried the new version of Mozilla's Thunderbird 1.0? They built in a RSS/Blog reader..I tell day of using it, and it, and I'm already loving it.

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday January 20, 2005 -- 11:27:55 pm
My mom is now subscribed to several RSS feeds thanks to Thunderbird.

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