Mike,

Some of us are less technical than you. :-) While you are forging ahead with
RSS and podcasting, these new technologies are slow to assimilate into these
green heads of ours.

In the meantime, iSociety was intended for all marketing efforts by the
iCommunity to be showcased. If you wish, you can add your site to iSociety
or you can send me the podcasts, and I will feature them at
http://www.i4everyone.com. i4everyone was designed to showcase the marketing
contributions that are created by community members and submitted. Until
now, we were all doing it independently - now we can combine our forces. You
are no longer alone.

And, FWIW, System i is the FAMILY name. iSeries is hardware and is the
previous generation of System i servers - if you buy a new System i server
today, that would be an i5 (or System i5). AS/400 is the System i server
from the last century. Of course, iSociety is inclusive of all hardware in
the System i family..

Hope this helps,
Trevor
http://www.angustheitchap.com
http://www.ibitsandpieces.com
http://www.i4everyone.com
http://www.systemicafe.com



----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike"
Subject: I am disapointed with the iSeries podcast community. What REALLY is
apodcast?


Time for me to put on my other hat as a podcaster. First of all for my
credentials I have done many podcasts and contribute to many others and
another in the works. You can find my work at
http://theriverbendpodcast.com
.

I suppose I should describe a podcast to those who have never heard of
one.
It is a audio file in the form of a radio show. It could be music based
like
mine, a technology show, meant for updating your family on what's
happening,
on quilting, or anything else (and I mean ANYTHING ;-) ). It is typically
a
MP3 (for audio) file that can be listened to on anything that can play MP3
files (iPod, cell phones, computers, smart phones, etc.). Some are calling
it Portable On-Demand CAST.

With this in mind, I have been slowly finding various iSeries (or is it
System i?) "podcasts". I put that in quotes because they are NOT podcasts
but claim to be. By definition, a podcast is a audio or video file
delivered
via a RSS feed in an enclosure tag. This allows a podcatcher to
automatically download the files. While most podcasts have a public RSS
some
maybe require authentication or payment, but 99% of podcasts have a public
RSS feed. See Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast) for
further
information. Based on this information the few sites that are doing
"podcasts" aren't. They giving downloadable audio shows.

I believe that this is one of THE BEST ways to market our beloved machine.
However, if we are hiding it or not making it easy to find, we are doing
what IBM does for marketing. This is our time to show IBM how to market.
Let
show the world why System i is the greatest platform. How? We talk about
what we do on the system (or can do) this will make others think, "I need
to
check this out!"

I am willing to help out, but I can't do it alone.

--
Mike Wills
http://mikewills.name - Blog
http://theriverbendpodcast.com - Podcast


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