Seb and others have really gotten into this RSS concept in a big way lately, and they’re talking about being able to do stuff that is way beyond my comprehension but that sounds pretty cool nonetheless. I’m not quite sure why I would have a need to create my own RSS feed if I have Manila or MT doing it for me, especially now with the capability of subscribing to separate department feeds. I haven’t even begun to think through that yet.
Anyway, today I was sitting in a meeting of well-meaning administrators who were discussing potential solutions to a perceived lack of communication between parents and the school, and all I could think about was RSS. I know I wrote about this before, but somewhere on this new site we’re (hopefully) creating, I want a page where parents can 1.) learn about the whole RSS concept in easy to understand terms, 2.) get a list of every departmental RSS feed that we have, and 3.) be able to check and subscribe to whatever they want. Heck, the implications for how we communicate with each other within the school are equally as HUGE (and to be honest, even more of a selling point.) If everyone managed their knowledge on a Web log, and all of those feeds were available to whomever wanted them, e-mail around this place would be cut in half, and we’d all be a heckuva lot more well-informed about what’s going on here. Accessible information easily made available to the consumers who need/want it. What a concept, huh? I know I have no life, but all of this really does blow me away.