Digital Audio World

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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Another blooger (uh, blogger) asks: Is Podcasting for Real?

Yes, there are naysayers on podcasting. Uh huh. I know, I know, hard to believe that there are some people who believe that podcasting is a fad; a flash-in-the-pan that will fizzle in about 6 months or less.

But Shel Holtz, who writes for Insider Reports, and does his own podcast called 'For Immediate Release,' chimes in and makes the observation (well, several of them) that podcasting is just beginning. I would agree with his take on the whole thing. Radio is getting boring. Has been for years. One reason I abandonded radio as a career.

Record companies have been selling music like a commodity, instead of the creative endeavor that it really is. So you don't get much variety on the radio.

Just check how fast satellite radio subscriber numbers are growing. And like the Sony Walkman, iPods and podcasting are just getting started. If you read this story, you'll see the comment that broadband isn't in nearly enough homes to make an impact.

Hey, remember when there wasn't broadband, and all we had was 14.4 or 28.8 dial-up? Sheesh, nobody thought much of the internet then, and it's pretty well established by now. Future happens.

Figure it out. Either come along for the ride, or get run over. Is Podcasting For Real


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