The challenges of synching

I predicted the other day that synching would appear in lots of newsreaders in 2004. (Some have it already, yes, but they don’t have it as I’ve defined it below.)

A good question would be: why isn’t synching already a feature of every newsreader already? It can’t be that hard, right—just read and write from a file somewhere that two copies of your newsreader can access. []

Aggregator Sync will be what IMAP is to mail. Being able to move seamlessly between clients (mobile, desktop, laptop, platform, etc…) and maintain an already read and to keep list will be very worth the wait.

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