NOTE from DearMYRTLE: This news around the net is that Bloglines has overcome its programming glitch that had prevented timely updates. Thanks for this update on Marshall Kirkpatrick's 3:12pm posting this afternoon on ReadWriteWeb.
"Popular RSS reader Bloglines says it's solved the much publicized recent problems with feed updating that lead smaller services to pursue its users and Google Reader triumphalists to declare the RSS reader market all zipped up. It's true that Bloglines has a lot of problems, but all software does and competition is incredibly important in any sector, including among RSS readers."
What follows are Marshall's comments about what happened, why he prefers Bloglines, and his suggestion that Google Reader should not have Monoploy Control over RSS readers. Randy Seavers will be happy.