- Talking to novices about webfeeds is like trying to explain the World Wide Web in 1995 to someone who'd never used a browser. But as soon as browser software became easily accessible and there was good content to view through it, the significance of the Web became clear to most everyone.
Because the Web (and XML) already existed when RSS was invented, it was relatively easy to generate webfeeds with interesting content. But we're still waiting for the equivalent of the first Netscape browser -- the software that makes ordinary consumers ... go, "Aha. I get it."
Focusing on webfeeds confuses the tool with the goal. Webfeeds are a means to an end, not the end itself.