2001 is finally over, and not a moment too soon. I should be driving a flying car and reading about humans orbiting Jupiter. Instead, my car is burning oil and Jupiter is still so very far away (in spite of being so close).
Fortunately, progress on the web continues in the form of Content Syndication. NewsIsFree is a content syndication and aggregation site and you might be familiar with Blogdex and MetaFilter, which are content aggregators too. For the most part, the aggregators are not doing things semantically. That is to say, I don't find syndicated content that I am interested in without tons of browsing. Weblogs have semantic value built in, so I'll be trying to exploit that by syndicating content that is relevant to my interests (and hopefully yours) by using the aggregators and the sites they aggregate.
To the right of the home page, I currently have link tables from IAslash, C|net News and Designtechnica that are brought to you thru the magic of Perl and RSS. In the future, more robust syndication will come along with more sources and hopefully a better way to sift thru it all. We'll see how that goes based on how well 2002 gets started.