Merlin Mann on The Atlantic’s Dropping of Full-Content RSS Feeds

Merlin Mann:

This reeks of the same bush-league decision-making that hobbled Hulu, gets music fans sued, and keeps high-quality content locked in a tower like an aging virgin — too special to be manhandled by the riff-raff who are reluctant to pony up the lavish dowry that was the fashion fifty years earlier.

The good news: it’s a bug in The Atlantic’s updated CMS — full-content feeds are coming back. But so while Merlin’s arguments don’t apply to The Atlantic in particular, they stand as a fine essay on the turning point traditional paper-and-ink publications are facing.

Sunday, 28 February 2010