On Sun, 23 Feb 2003 19:25:36 -0800
Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui @
> On Sunday, February 23, 2003, at 06:36 PM, J C Lawrence wrote:
>> I've begun to wonder if that single point will either dictate the
>> re-emergence of pseudo-Usenet (via moderated non-big 5 groups and
>> server-side SPAM controls), or the RSS/RDF/XML-RPC world will win
> blogs, RSS and aggregators are already showing us the way towards the
> next phase in all of this, understanding the difference between push
> and pull information. I'm starting to work towards RSS feeds of my
> mail lists, and then I need to find some way to allow RSS-subscribed
> people to post to a list easily (probably through some of the stuff
> we've talked about with TDMA and mailman).
Yup, I've been following a somewhat similar path ala:
^| ^ |
|V | |
Mailman, bidirectionally gated to inn2, Zope with a netnews interface
akin to GMane on the one face and Slashdot on the other, exporting an
RSS feed which points back to Zope which writes entries as messages back
> mailing lists won't go away, but we're getting some technologies in
> place that'll allow users alternatives to that information that isn't
> generating interrupts unless the users feel it's worth the
> interruptions. having the same information available via push (e-mail)
> and pull (RSS) solves that problem, and allows users access to the
> info without handing over their mailboxes to the message volume of
> lists they aren't as interested in.
J C Lawrence
---------(*) Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas.
nu He lived as a devil, eh?
http://www.kanga.nu/~claw/ Evil is a name of a foeman, as I live.