The Future of RSS: More Than Just Blogs

By Deane Barker on October 13, 2003

Morphing Blogs to Business: This guy has evidently had a lot of time on his hands since selling Allaire to Macromedia. Imagine — firmware updates via RSS.

“Jeremy Allaire, technologist in residence at General Catalyst Partners LLC, in Cambridge, Mass., and former chief technology officer at Macromedia Inc., has drafted a proposal for what he calls RSS-Data, which enables rich data to be added in RSS (Resource Description Framework Site Summary) feeds.

For example, people who want to use RSS as a way to syndicate information can syndicate not just news content but also application data, data from a database or object data from programs, Allaire said.”