James Patrick Kelly emailed me to let me know he was taking my name in vain in his column for Asimov’s magazine a while ago. It must have been a very long time ago, because the column was published last spring but I never noticed it until I caught an inbound referral to it.
The story he tells is absolutely true. I all but begged him to podcast his stories, since he already had professionally produced MP3s of him reading them. All he needed was a little XML and it was ready to go (that, and verifying this his hosting plan could handle it without costing him a fortune.) He said he’d look into it and that was that. He could have got the drop on everyone. Similarly, Michelle Malone could have easily been the first musician to do her own show if she had followed my advice when I first interviewed her. Why don’t people listen to me? I talk not the shit.