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Consumers, Prosumers, Producers and now... Conducers?

A question raised in the panel on new business models by Keith Teare from Edgeio, to Eric Rudder of Microsoft: What's the impact of RSS as a "disintermediating" force to the software and services industry when consumers become the "producers"/service providers. (E.g., when I can personally publish my photos as can my friends and family, such that my mother can see my photos and I hers)?

Jeremy Allaire of Brightcove: Syndication as an important aspect of the distribution model. Efficiencies that were never possible. But, with that said, it's NOT efficient. Doesn't scale, because individually distributing access to all the consumers on an individual basis, is very expensive.

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