Brent Simmons posted a really nice recollection of his days at UserLand back in the late nineties. I was a Mac user at the time, and I was building sites using Frontier. It really was something completely new. The idea of having “Edit This Page” buttons on sites was pretty radical at the time, and eventually became a compulsory part of any decent content management system.
One slight correction — I think amphetaDesk was the first desktop RSS aggregator. Its creator, Morbus Iff, is still around, tweeting.
May 30, 2014 at 6:37 pm
I know AmphetaDesk preceded Radio UserLand. It was the first desktop RSS reader I was familiar with back then.