Steve Gillmor's Emerging Opps "'The Death of Email
Not everyone in the RSS community is as bullish as Gillmor.
"I can see the headline now, 'Death of E-mail. News at 11,'" said Kevin Burton, who created the aggregator NewsMonster. "I don't think so." [Wired via Scripting News]'
Me neither. It'll show up in RSS at 11."
I agree there will be consolidation toward fewer clients focused on channels and items, and that email, for many people, will be just another channel (along with RSS news feeds, IM, and others). On a related note, see Pito Salas on "Can your mother use RSS?"