I am subscribed to a Feedster search on “podcast*” and sometimes it turns up real doozies. Here is a particularly dumb criticism. I’m using this as an example – this guy is not alone. Probably 1 in 20 posts from that feed are the moral equivalents of this sentiment.
I’m simultaneously amused, bemused, and violently disgusted by podcasting. Am I wrong in thinking this essentially lets every idiot in the world have their own radioshow… which is not new, but the novelty being now that they get to inflict their spastic sonic stylings in stagnant form?
What is the platform from which he is making these pronouncements? A weblog, which can be equally dismissed as “letting every idiot in the world have their own newspaper.” A weblogger that dismisses podcasting as inflicting tripe on the world is like someone dressed as Mr. Spock giving Dr. Who fans shit for being dorks. If you can’t tell that you are soaking in the same broth, perhaps you aren’t as insightful as you let on.
Ponder that before you inflict your spastic prosaic stylings on the blogosphere.