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Sat, 22 Jan 2005 17:53:04 GMT
Can't Subscribe to Scoble

Scoble's new link blog, scobleizer.com uses the feed: URI scheme for subscription. This is the perfect example of why the feed: URI scheme doesn't work. I copied the URL to my.yahoo.com to subscribe to his blog.

We couldn't find the RSS file you asked for

A kludge is a kludge is a kludge. And users suffer. Scoble you need an "add to My Yahoo!" button to compliment the feed: URI kludge. And this is suppose to be the solution to The Yahoo! problem?

Now, had Scoble used USM instead, then copying and pasting the URL would still work. Why? Because USM doesn't create a new wheel, it reinforces proper use of the HTTP protocol, that's all. No re-inventing the wheel. I find it funny that people persist in re-inventing the wheel. Because we continue to put up with people who choose to re-invent the wheel, we now have RSS 0.9, 0.91, 0.92, 0.93, 0.94, 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 and Atom 0.3, 0.4. Ten formats and growing. Yet, some of us complain about this circle of re-invention, but promote others.

Please invent me a new wheel.

Dare Obasanjo: The value of RSS is fairly self evident to me but it seems that given the amount of people who keep wanting to reinvent the wheel it may not be as clear to others.

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