I'm covering my head.

However, I know that expression is a bit hackney, but for us sad folk at MSDN, it seems like it has value. OK, maybe for just me, but it's seeming like our new hammer, RSS is becoming more and more of an important concern in our design decisions. We talk with other teams who want to stuff things on MSDN, we say, "Can you give us an RSS feed of your updates?" We design a new feature or page, and odds are there is at least one RSS button on there.

Today, I was trying to break a mental log jam around a coding decision (I hate those, I collapse into *total* Analysis Paralysis some days) and idly playing with Duncan's last construct, and came up with a better way of building the authors pages on the ASP.NET Developer Center. In short, generate (when they have a new article) an RSS feed of each author's ASP.NET articles, then display that list on the page. I no longer have to (manually -- eep) add the new article, and people that just care about the RSS can subscribe to that, and find out when the latest from Michele, Scott or Dino is still warm.

In our world of SOAs, Software Factories, and OOP, it's always nice to know that a little bit o' XML applied judiciously can cure work.