I finally figured it out
Sure, I’ve been using RSS for a year or so now, using it to keep up on my favorite websites. I never understood the devotion to it that its proponents exhibited at Gnomedex, in blogs and on the Gillmor Gang. Then I wrote my own RSS aggregator as an exercise and it struck me. Sure, there is the “real-time web” and all that stuff, which is cute and fine, but what is more interesting is all the other stuff that you need to keep up with. All of the sudden, I see anything and I see the need for an RSS feed. It all makes a bit more sense now.
I got a fever… and the only prescription is more RSS feeds.