I spoke to a group of Microsoft employees
yesterday morning. How did I start the session out? By playing the
opening bit of one of Adam Curry's podcasts. Why? Podcasting is inspiring. The local news channel, KOMO, is already podcasting. My boss, Lenn Pryor, hooked up with Phillip Torrone at Engadget and just posted another podcast.
I love that guys all over the world, like Dave Slusher, who podcasts "Evil Genius Chronicles" can play around with audio now on a world-wide scale. . .
Yeah, it's only a three-week old product cycle. [Scobleizer: Microsoft Geek Blogger]
And I submit that if something is fun, and people enjoye doing it,
contributing to it, and using it, it will succeed. Podcasting works
because of the automatic element: selected podcasts are pulled down and
pushed to my iPod with nearly zero effort on my part.
Now, the big issue is going to be, when do I find time to listen to
all this stuff? How do I sample a group of podcasts for interesting
content, like I do with my news aggregator: I can scan all the posts
and only read the ones that interest me. Visual scanning is pretty
efficient. How are we going to do that with audio?