From Rob Safuto, a list of New York City podcasts.
I deserve a new toy, so I got me one.
Scoble endorses the reborn podcast directory.
Lance Knobel: No PhD, no comment.
Andrew Grumet at PodShow announces that they've implemented the Metaweblog API to connect authoring tools with their podcast hosting system. I reviewed the implementation privately, prior to its release, and it looks good, and of course I appreciate the support for the API.
On this day seven years ago Apple introduced Airport, the first wireless LAN and Scripting News readers were all over it. Don Clark asked: "Have you figured out if you can use an AirPort at the airport?" Read my response, it seems funny now that using a laptop in an airport seemed so futuristic just seven years ago.
I've been hearing from a lot of people who think it's a good time to restart the community podcasting directory -- so let's give it a try.
As with the first incarnation of the directory, all the data for the new directory will be published, and can be rendered by anyone for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial; but the project itself is non-commercial. You can't buy placement in the directory or any of the sub-directories. Let's say that you can put ads on a rendering, that works okay because people always have choice. If they don't like the way you're rendering the directory, they can switch to another rendering. But you can't put ads in the directory itself.
I'm going to use BitTorrent as a model. In that community there are lots of clients, but there is one reference implementation. In the beginning most people use the reference implementation, but as time goes on, we learn what people want, specialized needs develop, and lots of forks take place. See this as a good thing, not something to resist. The important thing, as with BitTorrent, is the content, not the client. We want to find good podcasts.
I'm going to go very slowly, writing about it from time to time. I'm going to accumulate pointers to these notes in the directory itself.
BTW, I'm not going to use the podchow.org domain for this project. It's a cute name, for sure, but I want this project to be taken seriously. I also want everyone's support, including the podcasting company whose name is very close to that name.
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