Dave Winer has a reminder that you should download your Google Reader subscriptions list before Monday.
I’ve moved on to the free tier of Newsblur for syncing items between devices (and the free tier offers one more advantage: keeping my RSS reading limit very small since it only allows up to 64 sites) and ReadKit for my MacBook (I use Newsblur’s iOS app on the mobile devices). I could probably give up syncing since the majority of my time is spent in front of my MacBook on a Wi-Fi connection. But in the case where I’d like access to my items, like riding Caltrain, I can access them on my phone.
The end of Google Reader is probably going to be a good thing. An area of technology that had gone a bit stale may be invigorated by people looking for new solutions.