Dave Berlind comments on some complications they have had because Dave Winer doesn't title his items. (Note: Dave Winer responded and said it isn't "always true." which is correct.) Berlind is trying to put together a portal aggregator and the lack of titles is problematic. This is why I generally have dropped more than one Manilla feed from my RSS reader. It gets annoying to either see something that makes no sense (if you look only at titles) or to see the first few words repeated. There are so many great sources of information in RSS land that are usable by a variety of consumers that those who refuse to take readers into consideration will continue to cede their positions.
by Joshua Brauer on December 8, 2004