By Dave Winer on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 1:08 PM.
In comments under my last tweaks post, I admitted that this is all part of a conspiracy, like Tom Sawyer with the whitewashed fence, to entice developers to create alternate renderings of Scripting News.
That may sound fun evil, and it is, but possibly not the way you think. Sure, I want my blog to look great, and I want everyone reading it to have it look exactly the way they like it. But I also want to be able to organize my reading of other blogs myself and have it all look beautiful, the way I think beautiful looks. I want to use new tools to read them. Tools written by Marco Arment, Rich Ziade and Joe Hewitt. (You see I even know the names of the developers I'm trying to lure into this trap.) And of course any wanna-be Marcos, Richs or Joes. And of course the Flipboard guys would benefit too if this all worked.
So I could publish all the text and structure on this blog in JSON, but I already publish it all in XML. If you poke around in the source you'll even see it. Or in the RSS feed. The hints are there.
It's like a puzzle diabolical plot to take over the world!