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Does anyone actually listen to podcasts on an ipod? Or any portable media player?
RSS enclosures were a great solution to a scarcity problem when bandwidth was expensive. As bandwidth becomes cheaper and more ubiquitous the need to download in background goes away. And it's questionable whether it's cheaper for the provider to deliver thousands of enclosures that are then discarded or to stream fewer on demand. The one thing that would have changed this dynamic would have been widespread use of BitTorrent as a delivery mechanism.
So let's celebrate audio and video blogging, and the democratisation of audio and video production and back off from promotion of a specific product from a specific company. Especially one that doesn't want to be inclusive.
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[ 25-Sep-06 7:46am ] [ podcast , Apple ]