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So you think you can RSS? Why.

Once upon a time, in a bubble not so far away, there lived a band of government nerds. One day, the gods asked that they build a great network, and they would call it the “information super highway”. At first, there were lots of cool things to do, and places to see on the Net. People were always telling you about new websites to visit, and you had to have a pen handy to write down all the URLs. But with thousands of new Dotcom’s being born each day, it became more and more difficult to find what you were looking for. Eventually, paper lists of URLs were replaced with web browser bookmarks or favorites, and the first search engines and directories began to appear.

Then suddenly, and without warning, the bubble just burst. A shadow of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) swept across the web like an angry storm. There were weeks, even months of confusion and darkness. Many people fell, others were just lost. When all the dust settled, there was only Google.