When I saw the announcement, I thought Google’s Power Readers was a good idea. I’d like to know what feeds people are reading. But if you actually look at the feed lists, they are all boring to a fault and incredibly conventional. Either these folk have drastically edited their lists, had them confected by someone that has no clue, or it’s a very sad reflection on their ability to trawl the interwebs.
Ages ago, Dave Winer tried to whip up enthusiasm for the same idea, but he was way, way ahead of his time. Needless to say, it’s far better to be ahead of your time than behind.