as wonderful as RSS and Atom feeds are, there are some basic questions about its scalability that are becoming increasingly pressing as aggregators become more popular. one of the proposed solutions is to build on top of a protocol that fits the syndication model better than HTTP(Hyper Text Transfer Protocol). one called NNTP(Network News Transport Protocol) already exists and is in widespread use as the foundation for network newsgroups. its scalability is proven (if it can support the whole
alt.binaries.* hierarchy, weblog feeds should be nothing) and there are plenty of battle-tested server implementations and client libraries already written. there's been a lot of talk about building some sort of RSS -> NNTP bridge, but not much action.
anyway. i've modified thraxil's templates to support his test schema, so once i get it registered, you should be able to read thraxil in gnus or trn or whatever you use for reading newsgroups.