How can that be? Well, it is just a theory, so I'd love to hear what you all think. My theory is that my brain holds on to more information than I can ever retrieve. (And it seems that the older I get, the harder it gets to retrieve information when I need it.) But, when I start to search for something -- either on a Web site or in a department store -- I am encouraged to keep looking if I know that I have seen the item I need. I often find that some snippet of the memory will return just in time to help me locate exactly the thing for which I am hunting. Well, it is just a theory, so I'd love to hear what you think.
I think that content notification (RSS in this case) can serve this purpose. Maybe you see a sample that looks interesting, so you read it on the spot. But what if you see information about a problem that you haven't encountered yet. Then weeks later, boom, you hit the same snag. Maybe you remember seeing it in the feed. Maybe you even remember part of the title, which will make your Web search much more successful.
Give the feeds a try and let me know if my theory is right or wrong.
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