I'm glad to see more pieces in the media about the advantages of aggregators and RSS like this one by Chad Dickerson. Chad quotes Phil Wolff saying that RSS newsreaders are TiVo for bloggers. That's a great line, for anyone who is in-the-know on TiVo. There are too many people who haven't figured that one out yet either.
I've been enamored with RSS and its possibilities since I first heard about it reading a column by Jon Udell called Hyperlinks Matter. That column's also what led to me start a blog. RSS gives me the NY Times, Infoworld, Yahoo News! and the thoughts of 30 or so people who I admire delivered straight to my desktop every day all day long. People ask me how I keep up. RSS is a big part of the answer.