Adding to the buzz around blogs, RSS, and the grand potential of extensible XML namespaces, Sun Microsystems have hired legendary XML guru and author of the first XML parser, Tim Bray. Tim has accomplished great things and has hopes for even greater. In the fore is RSS. "I think that this is potentially a game-changer in some respects, and there are quite a few folks at Sun who share that opinion," he said. "Anybody who has gone very far into this is starting to get very excited," he said of the RSS phenomenon. "It's starting to feel like 1992 or 1993, when this Web thing was starting to stick its head out." Tim will join Sun as technical director of the company's software group, reporting to Sun Software Chief Technology Officer John Fowler. Read Tim's interview with Steve Gillmor.