I can’t help enjoying this post on Information Arbitrage… even though it dissed some of my mates. But, err, Roger? I’m not a luddite, however unless something very funky happens to the way that Atom/RSS works (and yes, Tim has chimed in with a potential solution) you really, really, really need material news to be distributed simultaneously. As in… at exactly the same time. I pointed it out a bit earlier this week, over here. That (together with identity authentication and persistence) are some of the goodies that make wire services important.