In a post titled RSS is the new BetaMax, says Apple sales numbers, Steve Gillmor writes:
The data from the Apple earnings call illustrates the difficult time RSS will have staving off micromessaging. Most telling was the turf the iPhone took out of iPod sales. Every one of those iPhone sales, no matter whether they are the new 3GS or the $100 3G model, reduce the reasons for syncing to a Windows or Mac box in order to bring down podcasts. ¶ As realtime accelerates, streaming text and media services are much easier to leverage than slower ones such as RSS readers. ...
Don't think we should assume that we've come full circle; rather, that the circle is being filled in.
Note to Steve's first commenter: Did you read the article twice? It's always profitable to read Steve's stuff twice. --Dennis