The Podcasting session was led by Adam Curry. Here’s the ITConversations session description and download page.
12:30 Energy and time wasted trying to break into traditional media with podcasting, thinking that it is essential for podcaster’s survival. Rather come up with original, fresh material so that tradition media says “whoa, you are now essential to our survival.”
16:10 Dawn and Drew
19:30 Dave Slusher, Evil Genius Chronicles. In finding your own voice, pick the most obscure song by a band that you love and start imitating it. Eventually you will find your own voice. He had “a week headstart” on everyone because he already “had stuff in his house.”
22:30 Curry mentioned how individuals told him how much more connected they felt to him since they were able to hear his voice.
36:00 Gentleman from Public Radio asks if podcasting is going in a direction that it can make better connections with people, to which Dave Winer advocates making the podcast more like a blog. DW: Podcasting is bootstrapping up in 1/10th the time of webblogging because those doing podcasts already get it.
24:00 We need to index what we say and we can zero in on conversations for specific content.
43:50 Earningscast.com author. Observed that when he turned on his TV that his cable provider added 4 more stations, in part because there is more bandwidth available for cable providers. Podcasting means there is an unlimited number of channels when bandwidth becomes meaningless. There are also an unlimited number of producers. He is not worried about having enough time to listen (watch) what he wants to watch, he does, on the other hand, want to know what’s out there.
1:10:30 How to wrap podcasting so its impenetrable by the legal mind, with one part of development being to architect freedoms into the system to protect it from future legal problems.