Interesting post by Steve Rubel on if RSS is stalled and what it’s going to take to “tip” RSS use for the less technically inclined. I still view RSS adoption alot like Web adoption. For just about 100% of the less technical people I know if they had to install a web browser to use the Internet they wouldn’t. To me RSS is in the same boat. The average person isn’t going to use it until an RSS reader (whatever that is, maybe even the OS or browser) is installed on everyones desktop.
RSS needs the equivalent of “clicking on the big E”. Until I can tell someone in one sentence like that how to get on RSS it’s not going to have huge penetration into the mainstream (meaning hundreds of millions, etc)