Dave’s WordPress Blog tells of “How the NY Times came to support RSS”, which, in a way, became the driving force behind the birth of RSS.
Anyway, the NY Times is not a sideline player in the history of RSS, as I’ve written before, they played a central role, first denying us permission to use their content, then allowing it, and in doing so, providing an example for the rest of the publishing industry, which followed their lead without undermining them, without reinventing the technology, to their credit.
What is fascinating about his story is not just about the NY Times involvement, but how the entire process came together, part collaboration, part intrigue, and a huge part of waking a client up then leading them by the nose to eventually getting them to do it “your way” in the end, with everyone fairly happy. Amazing. A really good example for learning “how it should be done” in business.