Jon Udell on RSS: "It's about a new way of communicating, one that's defined by personal publishing and subscribing, and that empowers writers and readers as never before."
Amen to that, brother.
People are trying to change RSS into something called Echo. If you want to know why, then I recommend you check out Jon Udell's conversation with Mr Safe. But also read Dave Winer's post in reply. And if you really have to, browse the Echo Wiki.