But is it immediate, like radio? If not, then what's the value? If it is, I have to make time to listen to it at a scheduled time. If not (and I think it's the case), then I download (or have it appear via RSS) and I listen to it at some point. So a podcast is an audio blog. I guess there's some value in a blog - lot's of people make them - and there's the collaborative aspect...I dunno..I don't read blogs. Who's doing the filtering? Do the comments just come in and are posted/included? On 10/6/06, Mike <koldark@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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? > -- Mike Wills http://mikewills.name - Blog http://theriverbendpodcast.com - Podcast -- This is the Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries (Midrange-NonTech) mailing list To post a message email: Midrange-NonTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-nontech or email: Midrange-NonTech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-nontech.