February 27, 2007
@ 06:15 PM

With the hubbub now settling down down I decided to go back and try out Yahoo! Pipes. For a while, I've wanted a feed for articles by Chris Kelly over on Huffington Post so I decided to build that.  After a couple of false starts I created the feed which currently doesn't have any items because there aren't any posts by Chris Kelly in the Huffington Post feed.

Now that I've actually used the service I'm pretty surprised that anyone thinks that this is a service that non-geeks will use. Programming with flowcharts to process RSS feeds seems even geekier than having a Star Trek wedding which was my previous bar for geekiest thing ever.


Tuesday, February 27, 2007 6:38:53 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
I haven't even used Pipes yet, but as soon as I saw the screenshots I knew the claims of non-geek usage were wild. I personally know very few people who use RSS, let alone taking the initiative to realise a combination of feeds through Yahoo! Pipes.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 6:02:36 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Be realistic here, dude. Having a Star Trek wedding still beats Yahoo pipes for geekiness by a long shot.
Dustin Whitney
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