Building stuff on top of stuff

Jon Udell at Jon’s Radio quotes Adam Bosworth:

The cool thing about RSS, as people are discovering, as people like Bloglines are showing, as people like Feedster show when you can do a query and syndicate the query into Bloglines, is that the blocks start to be able to plug into each other because pretty much everyone can extrude something where they understand enough of the shape and how to consume it, and they in turn can extrude that shape, again like the Lego block where you can plug a little knob into the bottom of something and out comes the knob at the top.

This and the other comments with it begin to make sense of RSS and related technologies in ways that non-technical readers might be able to grasp.

(Via OLDaily.)