It has been quite an interesting week! The cool thing about coming up for air & sharing with people what you’ve been up to is getting to chat with people in your space (now that they know you share a space).
Back in the early 90’s, when I was leading design and development on what would become the “in its time de facto standard” PIM (Personal Information Manager) for Macintosh (Now Up-to-Date & Contact), I had a chance to interact with quite a few different types of user in the PIM category. What I quickly came to realize is that there are a number of types of user, and they all are certain their PIM should work exactly how they use it. Twelve years later I am back to watching & learning different “Usage Patterns” for a new PIM data type… News!
That said, you can count on You Subscribe: RSS being capable of morphing itself seamlessly into different usage patterns! As I get to bloging more about what’s happening behind the scenes for You Subscribe: RSS, some of the core design decisions that support this will become obvious.
We are already getting some great feedback! This is exactly what I was hoping for when I said; “Let’s release it early & let users help guide us through the way they think it should work.” So, with the basics available, You Subscribe: RSS is available for you to try. Give it a look & help us craft what it turns into.