By Kevin O'Keefe

Microsoft is wearing RSS, literally

capt.watw10606242055.microsoft_rss_watw106.jpgThis AP Photo says it all. I saw this shoe on the foot of Dean Machamovitch, the general manager for Longhorn, Micrososft’s upcoming operating system, at the Gnomedex bash last night.

Also blogging this picture, Steve Rubel summed it up far better than I.

On June 24, 2005, the users won. The age of RSS innocence ended and a new era ‘kicked off.’ RSS graduated from Geek U and is now on its way to turning pro. On June 24, 2015 we will say that this that today RSS was drafted in the first round to play in the big leagues (millions of Windows desktops). It’s Hall-of-Fame sibling, HTML, experienced the same right of passage more than 10 years ago. We should be proud of ‘our’ baby.

Though as Steve cautions, there will be a hashing out of standards for syndication (RSS = real simple syndication) and how it will be used on various applications, I could not agree more with his conclusion “Today – in the general public’s mind – Microsoft kicked off the Web 2.0 era, but expect some short-term turbulence ahead.”

Kevin O'Keefe
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Trial lawyer turned legal tech entrepreneur, I am the founder and CEO of LexBlog, a legal blog community of over 30,000 blog publishers, worldwide. LexBlog’s publishing platform is used on a subscription basis by over 18,000 legal professionals, including the largest law firm in each India, China and the United States.

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