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Dec 17, 2003

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Matt Haughey

I think it will cross the chasm (at least as much as RSS has, which isn't much to be honest) but it will take a while to get there. From everything I've read, it's looking like the real benefits aren't going to come out until there are lots of feeds and lots of readers and the api is baked into all the tools. Once all the pieces are complete, people can really start innovating.

In the meantime I think the general nature of the spec being more programmer friendly and complete than RSS, while at the same time usability improvements made in the feeds by designers will make atom feeds just slightly beneficial.

I say revisit this in six months and we'll see some whiz bang cool atom-using apps that couldn't be built today.

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