Entry #26“Apple is taking Podcasting mainstream by building it right into iTunes,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Podcasting is the next generation of radio, and users can now subscribe to over 3,000 free Podcasts and have each new episode automatically delivered over the Internet to their computer and iPod.” Podcasts are automatically downloaded to an attached iPod via a new set of iPod synchronization preferences. Users can choose to send only specific Podcasts to the iPod, and to download either all Podcasts or only those that have not yet been listened to. Apple will also release an update to the iPod firmware that puts a Podcast menu on the iPod, although this had yet to appear on the Apple Web site at time of writing.”
Really getting into the swing of things at Gnomedex, which makes me feel the same kind of electricity felt when the whole Internet world started to take off. I can still remember when URLs were starting to get printed in newspapers, on product labels, and in advertisements, and how we were there from the beginning.
Now with RSS making it big, (here’s another link), and Podcasting reaching it’s first birthday, I feel that kind of excitement and *effervesance* that things are about to reach boiling. Hanging with industry leaders like Dave Winer and Marc Canter is a lot more fun and rewarding than the usual NANOG network-geek types we mingle with at the normal industry event. More interesting and more social too.
Been working hard, new DSL speeds up to 7Mbps, (at consumer prices), has us busy plotting, planning, and revising things at Zhonka now that DSL is cheaper AND faster than crappy Comcast.Just finished NANOG, where I met some cool guys from the various European Internet exchanges, and geeked out aplenty.
Heading to Gnomedex in three weeks, and off to Denver for Qwest sponsored sales rubdown, where I’m most definately going back to Casa Bonita, yeah! I went there once as a precocious young adolescent, and was amazed at the entire commercial MAGnitude and bulk-obscenity of it all, but it was great fun.