So Podcast Expo came and went without me. Even if I had gone, it would be over by now and I’d be on my way home. I’m sad that I didn’t go, but not as bummed as you might think. I’ve been sanguine about the whole thing. Wednesday night I realized how insane it would be if I were getting ready to leave. Considering I was at work until 1 AM a week ago Friday and as late as 5:30 PM this Friday was working on getting a release pushed out, it just went the way it had to. I’d like to have gone and had a good time with my friends and given my talk, but even now I’m still pretty tired.
I’ve been looking at photos via the “podcast expo” flickr tags, and I got some IMs from Kreg Steppe last night. Other than that, I really know little about how the thing went. I received a bunch of press release emails prior to the expo from Podango, none of which seemed that exciting to me. As much as I enjoy podcasting as a medium, I’m finding that I care less and less about the “podcast industry.” Odeo sells to some other company no one has heard of and then buys FireAnt. Podango buys the unreleased Gigavox Audio service. In the Fireant and Gigavox case, people I like are making money which I’m in favor of. If it weren’t for that, I wouldn’t care at all. I can’t remember the last move of any of the new media related companies that mattered to me.