Podcasting in September 2004

One year ago this week marks a point in time when podcasting really started to take off, and when it got it’s “official” (still widely complained about) name…

What? You want to see what I had to say? Take a look at these messages: 52, 64, 82, 85, 144, 146, 149, 187, 201, 215, 211, 264, 282, 288, 322, and 339.

It seems like I was the “reluctant evangelist” suggesting that “we” or “someone” should work on evangelizing podcasting… Well, I’m an idea man, I can’t be expected to take action on all of my ideas! (Luckily others did…)

One more, the first mention of “podcasting” on the list (courtesy of Dannie J. Gregoire) one year ago today…


A Mention, A Mention!

Ha! Look at that! blood and mathowie discuss me… (I said “discuss” not “disgust” mind you!)

But if that were the case, then all the early bloggers would be well known. RasterWeb (b. 1997), Now This (b. 1997), and the Bradlands (b. 1998) should have much more traffic than you…

The funny thing is, it’s sort of like “Hey, they’ve been around forever and are still unpopular! Which happens to be just fine with me, as popularity has never really been a goal of RasterWeb! or a goal of mine either…

For the record (not that anyone will read this, since, you know, I am unpopular and have no readers even though I’ve been at it for nearly 8 years…) Where was I? Rambling again, maybe that’s my problem… Ah yes, To give back to the internet, to share what I know, to open ports of communication and all that, to discuss with like-minded freak, geeks, and nerds the things I find fascinating, to write, and rant, and make cool things… I love the internet! Creative people need an outlet. Need it! Without that they go insane. This is one of my outlets…

I also think that what Matt overlooks is that he created or was involved with some very high-profile web sites, and was employed by high-profile companies, and of course does not live in the midwest. I also don’t really go to conferences or hang out with the cool kids of blogging, so few people really know me that well outside of this site. Crap, I’ve known Dave Winer on mailing lists and the web for like 10 years now, and last fall he thought I lived in Denmark or something!

Highlight of my day, mathowie says:

I still read RasterWeb…

Thanks Matt!

(BTW, the proper spelling is RasterWeb! but I’ll let it go, as I certainly don’t expect people to remember such minute details… I truly will claim the title of “toiling away in obscurity longer than anyone else…” Foo!)

(Update: rebecca fixed the spelling, except for the ! but I’m all Yahoo!-like with that anyway…)


Harold and the History of Podcasting

Worth a read for more background on the whole podcasting thing: Harold Gilchrist’s My contribution to Audioblogging/Podcasting

Chances are you hear a few names tossed about with the words “invented” and “podcasting” near them, but I’d recommend a bit of history, and Harold can provide some… Each person knows what they brought to the story, but often everyone else only knows what they’re told by the media.