Friday, October 14, 2005
Podcast: No entry found for podcast (is the response I got from Dictionary.com). Then I went over to Wikipedia.com and got: Podcasting is a method of publishing audio and video programs via the Internet, allowing users to subscribe to a feed of new files (usually MP3s). It became popular in late 2004, largely due to automatic downloading of audio onto portable players or personal computers. Wikipedia what a wonderful concept and COMPLETE. I'm not sure what the definition of popular is as I've asked some associates what a podcast is and they were unable to tell me, these were people in the computer "business". So I'm not sure how ubiquitous it is yet. Regardless it has grabbed my attention. I bought my first IPod about 2 months ago. I quickly transferred all my music and photos to it. I updated Itunes shortly thereafter, to find an entry for Podcasts on the menu. I found a Podcast that sounded interesting and downloaded it. My first Podcast was: TWIT and I was hooked. I also have a XtremeMac FM transmitter for my Ipod. I now could essentially program my own radio station. I have now built enough interesting Podcasts to fill all the time for my daily jog (is that term still used?) and the ride to and from work each day. What am I listenting to? Here's the list. You can find them all in the Apple store or you can goto their individual web sites: TWIT (This week in Tech) - This is basically a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in tech. Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, John C. Dvorak and others. Note to TWIT: Show me where on your website where you have a synopsis of what the Podcast is about. The Mac Attack - The tagline here is: Mac tips, tricks, and hints you can use in your day to day computing! A pretty knowledge guy in NJ whos gives out tips on using your Mac. Nice explainations and useful stuff. The MacCast - Adam Christianson a "Mac Geek" as he affectionally calls himself. He lists the lastest news and comments and answers listener's questions. Inside Mac Radio - This a just about a daily Podcast with summary news throughout the week. On the weekend there's a much largier show posted. It's a copy of the actual broadcast of a talk radio show broadcast in San Jose. Lots of good info and opinions but a little on the commerical side. Diggnation - Again weekly. Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht sit and review the top stories on Digg.com. I've added but then later deleted a few Podcasts, but the above are my favorites. Feel free to post your favorites and why.