the lack of uptake of RSS reading software by consumers and businesses is among the turns of events in recent technology history thats most disparaging of the state of humanity. That a personalized, centralized repository for updates from dynamic streams of information delivered by free trusted sources of democratic publishing all over the world has had its tech-lunch eaten by mind-rotting casual Flash games on Facebook is as depressing as the way that public education dreams were dashed when the promise of television became its reality. Its like the psychedelic dreams of Harvards Dr. Timothy Leary becoming the wretched, heartbreaking narcotic drama of the TV show The Wire. Its terrible. Its reason to pack it all up and go home.