Dave Winer at MS: Q: You said you were going to ask the IE team for some features. What did you ask them? A: Two, reading and writing. I asked for help with the act of subscribing. Right now this is a messy place, it depends on the tool and the aggregator. And there have been attempts to come up with solutions based on standards and they haven't worked well. It's a conundrum. Why can't we teach the browser to subscribe and delegate that action to any other piece of software? That would be fine. On the editing side, if I want to create a new blog post, and I'm looking at something in the browser and I want to blog it that could be dramatically improved. For instance the text editor. It's based on a technology called "Trident" and it's better than a standard text box but it could be much better. And then the top ten problems. I'm in the middle of a blog post, and I want to check my email, and I click on mail and lose my blog post. We all learned to deal with this, but this problem could be solved. Another one is the Google toolbar with the Blogger button on it. Blogger came up with a widely supported API, but the button goes straight to Blogger. [via Jarrett House North :]
This assumes a working model of Internet Explorer + Aggregator, worse it seems to assume the only model is Web Browser + Aggregator as separate applications for news reading, web browsing and blogging. And even worse still, it assumes that IE has to change in order to 'fix' this.
Since this is being written at a tool that supports aggregation, browsing and blogging (the above snippet was selected in the browser, then the "blog this" tool clicked), I beg to differ.