June 16, 2004 spout

The Reason for ATOM

It seems to me that folks embrace ATOM mainly to get away from the guy that’s credited with inventing RSS:

I’m not running for president, I am not a corporate executive, and I don’t tell bedtime stories to adults unless its for fun and they’re friends. I can tell you what it feels like to be me, but I don’t know how it feels to be you. I’m willing to listen, up to a point, but unless your site is hosted on weblogs.com, I don’t understand why you’re hogging the microphone right now. I believe so strongly in the weblog world, that we should be grounded in truth. I think a lot of people participating in this dicussion are not grounded in truth, deliberately so, openly so. Shame on you, I say.”

This was said after he pulled down 3000 web sites he was hosting with no notice. ATOM is starting to sound more and more attractive…

Because this post has cauesd Mr. Winer to start swearing at me, I thought I’d remind folks of the following:

DISCLAIMER: This is a personal post of Chris Sells as an individual on my own personal web site and does not reflect the views or Microsoft as a whole or any portion of Microsoft.