The long and the short of it is that I think Desktop Dean is much more usable for a non-geek than any general purpose aggregator I’ve tried. If I were building RSS into a commercial school administration application, I’d send tier 9 partners some nickles to put together a “desktop link” mini-aggregator to bundle with my server app. That way, news, homework updates, etc., could be flowed straight to parents and teachers system tray, without even requiring a visit to a web portal.
That’s kind of what I’ve been working toward but not in a format like this. Very cool to think of using this on your own separate Intranet page…