This is the sort of thing that happens when you have a good idea and not enough time to implement it. Rather, that's [nearly] what happens when you do have the time, and this is what happens when you don't quite.

Which is a long winded way of saying what I'd like to do is what everyone'd like to do -- combine the web, usenet, and email (any sort, with special attention paid to mail lists) into one aggregator-like app that'll easily replace your morning paper. Why? Because the news that's inside is not only interesting to you but b/c some of it is specifically written for you -- replying to items you've written.

Now if real life could bugger off for another three to four months, I think I'd be able to come up with that.