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Some RSS play

posted: 25 Sep 2009

I've always been interested in how RSS is replacing the 'standard' paradigm of news delivery, allowing us to pick and choose those topics that we're interested in rather than relying on the opinions (and I admit expertise) of a professional editor. This can have both positive and negative impacts on the way we receive information. The knock on effects of such freedom is also interesting, that print is falling away as the primary delivery mechanism and electronic aggregation and delivery are taking over.

Feeling somewhat nostalgic for the old days of black 'n' white columns, I set about a project to render my daily news into a 'newspaper' format, albeit online. It's a work in progress and whilst the HTML cleanup is working pretty well, there are still plenty of remnants of unwanted markup in the output. However, if you feel so inclined, please take a look at my WIP the BM Times!

Once I get that pesky HTML under control, I'll start looking at ways to lay it out nice and proper like. Let me know your thoughts, ideas.

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