Point of view
Tuesday, March 06, 2007 by Dave Winer.
My.Netscape, the first RSS-aware net application, makes a comeback. Tech bloggers miss the significance. They say it's just a rehash of Netvibes. If they had been aware of how RSS came to be, they would realize that it's the other way around, Netvibes is a reprise of My.Netscape.
Here's an example of the value of future-safe archives. In February 1999, over eight years ago, I saved a screen shot of My Netscape viewing the pre-RSS syndication of Scripting News. I ran a Davenet piece commemorating the event.