I had an opportunity to talk with Nick Gogerty of Inclue a San Diego based company that an RSS reader that works with Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. This whole area of content delivery using RSS has been around a while but the adoption has been quite slow. Nick mentions that only 6% of users have an RSS reader.
All the others, that I am familiar with, are a separate application. So, I usually have Outlook open and the reader I use, FeedDemon.
A new version of Inclue is due out soon. It currently supports Outlook 2003, which stopped me from giving it a try. The new version will support older versions and Windows 2000. Having it incorporated and having one less application open is worth trying it out, which I intend to do.
The reader is free and can be downloaded at http://www.inclue.com/home/ and click on Download.
If you have a few minutes, you can get the Podcast at http://socalbuzz.podbus.com/include.mp3. Those of you with iTunes can subscribe to the Podcast and have iTunes download and manage this cast and newones as they come out.