[plt-scheme] PLaneT in v299?

From: Doug Orleans (dougo at place.org)
Date: Wed Dec 8 16:20:24 EST 2004

John Clements writes:
 > On Dec 8, 2004, at 4:03 PM, Jens Axel Søgaard wrote:
 > > Apropos PLaneT - it would be nice to receive an (automated) email each 
 > > time
 > > a new collection is added to PLaneT or an old one is upgraded.
 > This would seem like a natural application for rss ... IF I were 
 > convinced that rss were a good idea at all.  Can anyone explain to me 
 > why I would rather watch an rss feed than just get an automated e-mail? 
 >   Or is the idea behind rss simply to transfer the burden of work from 
 > the source to the recipient?

I think RSS is more like netnews than email (although I think there
are ways to get RSS updates by email).  Of course the netnews
vs. email debate isn't resolved either, but presumably you know all
about those tradeoffs.

--douog at place.org

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