Gillmor Gang on Podcasting

Yesterdays episode of the Gillmor Gang had a lot of discussion on podcasting and iPodder. There was a little bit of misinformation like in what Scott Rafer of Feedster said on various points (Adam Curry was not a “VH1 VJ”, there do exist Windows and Linux ipodders, etc.) By and large, though, there was a lot of talk and it was all positive. The mindshare is growing.

(Note: what comes around goes around. Whilst I was giving him crap about getting some facts wrong, I had originally said Rafer was CEO of Technorati, thereby committing the same sins as I was bugged about by him. A little too ironic, wouldn’t you say?)

I was going to write up more about this, but I’ll save it for the audioblog later today. Rather than type up their quotes and then discuss them, I’ll actually use the audio clips on the show today. We might as well use the medium for what it does well, right?

4 Replies to “Gillmor Gang on Podcasting”

  1. Scott, I should have figured that you’d find this, being CEO of ^h^h^hFeedster and all. The other thing was that you said that items can only have one enclosure, which the other day on Trade Secrets, Winer himself said the RSS spec was silent on. It says there can be one, but doesn’t say that it can only have one or that it can’t, it says nothing about the cardinality at all. He admitted that this is a mistake in the spec. As it stands now, if I put multiple enclosures in, some things will freak, some will use it correctly, some will only notice the first one. It’s kind of a mess, really. As a folkway, I think most people should act as if there can be 0 or 1 and perhaps they should formally amend the spec that way but that’s not how it stands at the moment. I would not, of course, expect you to know all the stuff of RSS as well as the iPodder wonks.

    These are all minor things, none of them as egregious as the mistake I made. I did try to be fair, leaving a note when I edited the original post rather than just changing it. I’m excited about podcasting and the platform, and I’m glad y’all are helping enable it.

  2. Yup, Feedster works great (as does NNW2). That’s how I found you.

    I’m just joshing ya and did not mean to indicate otherwise. It is almost possible to personally offend me anyway (non-personally meaning racism, sexism, et al). Plus, Technorati is ALSO a great startup. Confusing them and us or Sifry and me is flattering to me at the very worst.

    Also, I’m the “other” Scott at Feedster — the commercial guy who showed up 6 months in. When THE Scott at Feedster ( http://scott.feedster.com ) told me that it was just one enclosure per item, I just took his word on it. I’m sure he knows the exact issue — he always does.

  3. Yup, Feedster works great (as does NNW2). That’s how I found you.

    I’m just joshing ya and did not mean to indicate otherwise. It is almost possible to personally offend me anyway (non-personally meaning racism, sexism, et al). Plus, Technorati is ALSO a great startup. Confusing them and us or Sifry and me is flattering to me at the very worst.

    Also, I’m the “other” Scott at Feedster — the commercial guy who showed up 6 months in. When THE Scott at Feedster ( http://scott.feedster.com ) told me that it was just one enclosure per item, I just took his word on it. I’m sure he knows the exact issue — he always does.

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