It's even worse than it appears..
Wednesday March 15, 2023; 11:40 AM EDT
  • It was the tenth anniversary of Google shutting down their Reader product. #
  • The Register had some questions, which I answered via a voicemail, included here. #
  • It turned into an article, which I offered some corrections:#
    • UserLand Software no longer exists, I left in 2002, and we shut it down a few years later. I'm just a person now, not part of any company.#
    • RSS 1.0 was not a fork, not sure how you'd characterize it, but it was definitely not a fork. It was a whole new syntax, had no compatibility with RSS 0.91.#
    • RSS 2.0, which appears to have been left out, was finished in September 2002, and was supported by the New York Times, and thus was supported by the whole news industry and became the standard. Though some disagree, it was backward-compatible with RSS 0.91 and 0.92.#
    • Atom was a new format, again -- not a fork. It gained some popularity and is still in use.#

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Last update: Wednesday March 15, 2023; 6:02 PM EDT.

You know those obnoxious sites that pop up dialogs when they think you're about to leave, asking you to subscribe to their email newsletter? Well that won't do for Scripting News readers who are a discerning lot, very loyal, but that wouldn't last long if I did rude stuff like that. So here I am at the bottom of the page quietly encouraging you to sign up for the nightly email. It's got everything from the previous day on Scripting, plus the contents of the linkblog and who knows what else we'll get in there. People really love it. I wish I had done it sooner. And every email has an unsub link so if you want to get out, you can, easily -- no questions asked, and no follow-ups. Go ahead and do it, you won't be sorry! :-)