April 24th, 2007
The irony of the video RSS in Plain English is that it is simultaneously one of the clearest and most engaging explanations of RSS I have ever seen and also a vivid demonstration of why RSS has not gone mainstream — how can something that takes 3.5 minutes to explain be a killer app?
Translation: Why run around sipping from multiple water fountains when you can
drown drink from one giant fire hose?
He’s the simplest way I can put it: There is NO value to having information come to you in one place when the result is TOO MUCH information for you to sift through.
Or even simpler: Without a filter, RSS has no value.