A blog should not have email

On January 30, 2006, in Rants, Security, by

The RSA Security Conference is coming up and if you remember last year’s conference Bill Gates made two announcments…. one was that IE 7 was going to be released for Windows XP and the second was that Antispyware was to be free to individuals.  It will be interesting to see what keynotes there are this year.  Last year the major ones were webcast.  So I’m out on the site and they have a new “Security Exchange” that includes Blogs….well..let’s just say it has “one” blog.  And here’s the kicker that made me laugh.  When you go to the page where the blog content is, there isn’t …that I can see anyway… a RSS subscribe icon.  Instead there’s a place to click to….. “Subscribe to receive emailed updates of new blog entries from Ira Winkler”

Uh… gang… there’s this thing called RSS? You know it’s where you have a RSS reader like Newsgator or RSS bandit and all your RSS feeds come to you…and they aren’t jumbled in all with all that junk mail I already get?

It’s bad enough that the Orange XML tag is “RSS” on some pages and “XML” on another…but can we have another standard?  A blog standard?  That it comes with a XML feed that can be sucked in?

Not emailed, thank you very much.



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