[Chad relates someone else's comments on] Geoff Ramsay’s personal view of RSS:
Strangely, Geoff doesn’t subscribe to any RSS feeds because, “I don’t want to go out there and have to get the stuff every day. That’s the pull model. My research team does that.”
Maybe it’s just the irritation of not having a “research team” to read stuff I could read for myself, but something about that dismissive comments just bugs me. Isn’t one of the advantages of this whole decentralized publishing model that we can dispense with filters and find those original voices? As soon as you have someone recommending “must reads” have we really moved beyond the Big Media/Little Consumer model?