Gnomedex: OPML React

Lots of chatter following the introduction of The OPML Editor during Dave Winer’s Gnomedex keynote. This isn’t meant to be a representative roundup. I’m still trying to figure it out so I’m intrigued by what other people see.

Start with Mitch Ratcliffe’s live blog. ( I hope he repeats the performance tomorrow.) From his notes: Towards the end of the session,  JD Lasica suggested a name change might be in order. Dave responded: "I have 60 users, so there is time to change the direction, but you’re
not stuck with the name. NetNewsWire is not called ‘RSS.’ If you come
up with a new name, we’ll have two names for this and that’s a million
times worse than one bad name."

Catherine Helzerman: "The editor itself looks pretty cool, but what really caught my interest
was something he called ‘Instant outlining’ which is outlining that is
like instant messaging."

Venturus:"This really looks like it will allow anyone to do these things that previously only us techies have been able, or willing to do."

Stumax.com: "… exactly what I’ve been thinking about and hoping for: it’s an
almost-live interface with the web. Instant publishing, and a copy of
your data both on your computer and your website. Open source, Mac
version in the works. Very cool."

Boris Mann:
"It’s going to take us some time to figure out what OPML is all about."
(He already has a Drupal OPML module in the works. That will mean
nothing to most of you but given that I’m in the midst of a project
that’s based on Drupal — and I’m working with OPML — it matters a lot
to me.)

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