Jakob Nielsen Smokes Crack

While in one of his recent articles, Jakob supports the concept of nanopublishing, he falls into the water by supporting an antiquated method for keeping Internet audiences up-to-date: “Encourage users to return; use mechanisms such as newsletters as a reminder.” Would somebody please smack this man out of 1995? He goes on to say: “It’s healthy to remember that users are selfish, lazy, and ruthless.” Yes, this is just ONE of the reasons why RSS is going to bury e-mail as a means of information distribution.

“useit.com: usable information technology.” So, why is it that when I search the site for “RSS,” it comes back with: “Error: rss was not found?” I remain unimpressed, and quite disappointed.