Articles are one-way, an author writes it and moves on. Radio and TV are one-way, they are broadcasted then move on. While there are some that may contact the author or producer they usually don't have a two-way converstaion "on air". With blogging and podcasting the audience gets involved. They leave comments and the comments are talked about on-air. True the deaf are left out, but several are leaving trasnscriptions now and there are search engines for audio now (still beta). Really you can think of a podcast as an audio blog (in many cases). So lets give an example. I start talking about how great it is to run java in RPG because it can do feature X and RPG can't. You leave me a voice mail or email telling me I am wrong. Now in some venues, they just say thanks and move on. In podcasts they will play your comment on the "air" and then talk about it. I hope this helps. On 10/6/06, Michael Ryan <michaelrtr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
There was a discussion about podcasts for the i5 community. Not to talk down a technology, but what's the difference between a podcast and an article (besides the obvious sensory difference)? Is there some technology associated with podcasts that makes it inherently better than reading, or is it just a different way?