The running joke here at Gnomedex is to refer to aggregators as aggravators. Everyone laughs when it comes up but the truth is that I can’t relate to the joke. My aggregator doesn’t give me fits and isn’t lacking key functions. Sure, it’s not perfect (what software is?), but it’s damned close.
I bring this up because I just had lunch with Brent and Sheila Simmons, authors of NetNewsWire. They’re a very nice couple; quiet and mild-mannered – which is a rare sight at Gnomedex. One of the hallmarks of a successful software package is the developer’s willingness to listen and Brent and Sheila do this very well. Thanks to them for a great lunch and a fantastic product.