Saturday, February 19, 2005

NYTimes: Attack of the Pod(casting) People

NYTimes: Tired of TiVo? Beyond Blogs? Podcasts Are Here
By KATE ZERNIKE Published: February 19, 2005

GRAND FORKS, N.D., Feb. 16 - From a chenille-slipcovered sofa in the basement of their friend Dave's mom's house at the edge of a snow-covered field, Brad and Other Brad, sock-footed pioneers in the latest technology revolution, are recording "Why Fish," their weekly show.
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Clutching a microphone and leaning over a laptop on the coffee table, they praise the beauty of the Red River, now frozen on the edge of town, and plug an upcoming interview with a top-ranked professional walleye fisherman. Then they sign off.
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Their show, mostly ad-libbed, is a podcast, a kind of recording that, thanks to a technology barely six months old, anyone can make on a computer and then post to a Web site, where it can be downloaded to an iPod or any MP3 player to be played at the listener's leisure.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/19/technology/19podcasting.html