This is a very appealing overview of RSS, now being brought to you by the mainstream magazine media:
An amazing number of places now use RSS “feeds” to distribute information, including The New York Times and Yahoo News. The National Weather Service uses RSS to send out alerts. And the Surrey (England) Police Department uses RSS for its lost-and-found. In addition, RSS can be built into your computer applications. Picture the following scenario: when your kid’s soccer game changes location, your personal calendar is automatically updated to reflect the shift, because you’re a subscriber to the soccer league’s RSS feed.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I think it’s pretty fun to think about where RSS might be in a few years… I’ve just got to get the parents at my school onto this.