Great post by Dare
...This reminds me of a conversation I was having with Eric Fleischman about blogging and RSS becoming mainstream yesterday. We agreed that blogging is already mainstream because everyone has a MySpace from politicians and school teachers to movie stars and DJs. On the other hand, I didn't think subscribing to feeds in a conventional aggregator would ever become used by a widespread percentage of the population. Subscribing to feeds seems cool to geeks because it solves a geek problem; having too many sources of information to keep track of and optimizing how this is done. The average person doesn't think it's cool to be able to keep track of 10 - 20 websites a day using a some tool because they aren't interested in 10 - 20 websites on a daily basis in the first place. I'm sure a light sprinkling of AJAX can solve that problem as well.
*sprinkle* *sprinkle* *sprinkle*