Good riddance Google Reader

The big news yesterday on the internet was the discontinuation of the Google Reader service as of July 1st.  There are a ton of great posts on this topic.  Many people are upset about loosing the web view but the only thing that I initially felt there would be a temporary loss of was the syncing of the RSS feeds.  A few months ago I wrote a post about services I would pay for.  Reader syncing was one of them.  

Why Google did not just leave the sync services and charge users for access seems odd to me.  I am glad to see so many people respond with ideas and plans to replace this neglected service.  

* Great tip from Dave Caolo on how to get your information out of Google here.