Darren Barefoot has updated his (I suspect purposefully) inflammatory post about “not smoking the podcasting dope” with an update. I really want to be a nicer, less in-your-face person, so how can I phrase this diplomatically? How about this: the level of insight in the update is consistent with the level of the original post.
Note that a lot of his points are predicated on data from the iTunes music store – their directory and Top 20 list. That is the single most bogus data you can find in the podcast world, so the court disallows all that testimony. There goes like 2/3 of his arguments. In general, all entries in the series read like a person with a personal preference trying to logically prove why that preference is more valid than anyone else’s personal preferences. Yawn.
Do we really need all the either/or bullshit? Its an a la carte world now baby, take what you want and leave the rest. You don’t need to convince us that your choices were correct, everyone’s choices are equally correct for them.