One for the non-geeks…

We’re seeing the acronyms everywhere at the moment – RSS & RDF. They’re becoming icons of webspace like HTML and CSS. But interestingly, unlike HTML and CSS, almost no one seems to know what they stand for. So to clarify – and obfuscate – in the same stroke, let me reveal to you the wonder of geek naming conventions. RSS stands for ‘RDF Site Summary’ of all things. And RDF in turn stands for the the elegant and punchy, “Resource Description Framework”. Aren’t you glad you know that?