O'Reilly Network: I like RSS, But I Have Reservations. [August 02, 2003]: "Here's what's really true and important about RSS: It increases the rate at which information flows by and it decreases the number of times you read a web page twice.
RSS makes the web more addictive; it helps make sure we only get new-to-us information, and that we get that information when it's fresh.
RSS is impressive; it's a simple spec that makes a lot of impressive new functionality possible.
I'm just not sure that the side effect, of accelerating the rate at which we turn into into information junkies, is necessarily a good thing. "