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Borland blogs, again

Saturday, May 15, 2004 01:48 AM

Michael Swindell, Delphi Director and Program Manager, has started blogging. That's a 33% bump in the number of Borland's Delphi bloggers (excluding Steve, whose site isn't really a blog), for those of you keeping track. I think it's great, but the more Borland blogs are created, the more annoyed I get. Not that you asked, but I'll tell you why. But first, here's a little except from a newsgroup post by Danny Thorpe:

To get the maximum benefit from blogs, don't read them as web pages.  Use a blog reader.

I couldn't agree more. The problem is that I can't read Danny's blog this way - or any other Borland blog, for that matter. All of the Borland blogs run on Blogger, and have an Atom feed, but with the notable exception of Allen Bauer's hacked RSS feed (which is no longer listed on his page, it appears), none of the feeds contain the actual posts. Instead, they include a short excerpt from each post, tags removed and all. So, to read the actual posts, I have to open each of them in a web browser.

I think Borland's blogging experiment has gone extremely well. It's time to put the finishing touches and host the blogs on Borland's servers, set up proper feeds, and get as many blogs out there as possible.

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