The Berlind Triangle

The Berlind Triangle

Summary: David Berlind navigates himself into the shadowy nether world between email and RSS with his recent post. His TalkBack section provides a fascinating look at the marketecture of comments, where the respondents weigh in with proprietary solutions to David's reasonable suggestion that RSS be leveraged as an email replacement.

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David Berlind navigates himself into the shadowy nether world between email and RSS with his recent post. His TalkBack section provides a fascinating look at the marketecture of comments, where the respondents weigh in with proprietary solutions to David's reasonable suggestion that RSS be leveraged as an email replacement. My bet: those who aren't posting FUD about RSS scalability are busy doing exactly what David suggests.


Topic: Collaboration

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  • Marketecture?

    Steve - where did you dig up the word "marketecture"?

    And from reading the TalkBalk on David's article, you apparently missed the point that David used the word "proprietary", not the people posting comments. While some of us did use the word "private", that does not mean "proprietary". The FUD is coming from David, not the posters.

    In fact, our private email system incorporates RSS feeds in a very intelligent way that allows you to super-aggregate feed items by topic, not just by the source. It also allows you to manage the level of importance based on criteria you define so that important feed items bubble to the top for quick review.

    This intelligence is the reason that RSS is simply a mechanism to pass information from a publisher to individuals and needs an intelligent front end to create information from the "data feed" (David calls this his "rich" aggregator).

    And the RSS protocol is a publish-subscribe mechanism, which does not allow a way for the receiver to respond back to the poster - a very important aspect of email communication.

    Again, we have our solution in action and has been for over a year. David (and now yourself) are the ones who are not open to new ideas that may not be perfect, but have a chance of succeeding. Any time that you want to chat, just drop a line.
    Paul C.