On Friday you'll see how deeply integrated RSS is in the architecture of the browser. But that's just the tip of what may turn out to be a very big iceberg. The people at Microsoft noticed something that I had seen, only peripherally -- that there were applications of RSS that aren't about news. Like Audible's NY Times Best Seller list, or an iTunes music playlist, or lists of Sharepoint documents, or browser bookmarks. Lists are all over the place, and people are starting to move them around via RSS, and they are not the usual kind of data that has been carried by RSS in the past.
Did he just admit that there's a clear and distinct need for exactly the kind of thing RDF [and by extension, RSS 1.0] is all about? Interoperability of data? Anywhere? No matter what you want to spit out?
Saints be praised, we finally got through.