(hit the banner to see their site, which tries to explain RSS for normal people)
RSS is what happens to the web after we stop wasting our time and get down to business. It’s like if we all got our news on differently shaped cue cards and someone offered us a magazine instead. At first you’d think “oh, but I like the colors on the cue cards” and “this paper is boring, it all looks the same”, but pretty quickly you’d realize how much more convenient it is to carry the magazine, and how much more time you can spend reading the stories in it rather than organizing your cue cards.
Info-junkies of the world REJOICE, today is RSS Day!
(I like NetNewsWire as an RSS reader for Mac, but I hear even the online Google one works really well. )