Ask and You Shall Receive, I Guess
Dave Aiello wrote, "A hat tip to Dave Winer for making The Internet Needs a Search Engine Driven Off RSS Feeds the most widely quoted article in CTDATA history. I've never posted anything that generated nearly that response."
"Scott Johnson from The Fuzzy Group jumped on this idea and developed an RSS Search Engine that he initially called Roogle. When he told me about this, I responded as follows:"
Glad you got a little inspiration out of my essay. I appreciate the simplicity of your interface. In many respects, that's what I'm looking for. But, I think you are making a mistake by taking Google's UI and making small mods to it. I wouldn't want to answer "cease and desist" letters....
"I think that Scott Johnson deserves credit for moving quickly and implementing a new weblog service that obviously has a lot of initial interest. It will be interesting to see what he can do with this opportunity, from a business perspective."