It wasn't until I read Sjoerd's expanaition of the differences between RSS and Echo that I remember what I think was Dave's original name that begat the acronym: Rich Site Summary. That describes something entirely different to a syndication format. Ofcourse it's an excellent syndication format at the same tuime, because it's really a bare-bones view of what is actually displayed on your weblog's homepage. I wonder if netscape came up with the Really Simple Syndication when they hijacked the name for what they called rss1.0.
In the end, this is all about marketing and branding. Something I find most developers aren't very good at. Because they believe in truth, like 1=true. Real life, just ain't like that.
Rita Mae Brown sums it up with this quote: "For you to be successful, sacrifices must be made. It's better that they are made by others but failing that, you'll have to make them yourself."
For my friend Dave the wise words of Thomas Jefferson: "Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances." Here's the last version of scripting.com's homepage.