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
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
or email telling me I am wrong. Now in some venues, they just say thanks
move on. In podcasts they will play your comment on the "air" and then
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,
> is
> it just a different way?

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