“To get better, we just have to give up on the idea of synching. That a special piece of software has to be written for every device you own, and that each of those apps needs to know what articles you’ve clicked on.”
No, syncing the state of what articles I’ve read is the single most important feature I want. I don’t care that it’s Google doing it, and think that our reliance on one aggregator has indeed hurt the RSS ecosystem. But I’m not willing to give up syncing.