Sorry about the terseness (okay, it wasn't very terse) of the last post. The fact is that I spent 30 minutes composing it in TypePad then, when I was adding the links, managed to lose it all. The resulting re-post was more like ten minutes' worth.
Dennis told me to get Qumana for composing posts offline. Which I did (but haven't used yet).
I meant to mention the podcast that really tipped me over the edge and forgot.
Marck Pearlstone is my partner in crime at BrainStorm. He got nailed at the European Shareware Conference recently by one Mike Dulin of Shareware Radio. Marck, I should mention, is the propellor-head in BrainStorm whereas I was a long time ago. I'm supposed to be the person who does everything except the programming.
Anyway, the recording of Marck talking first about BrainStorm, then about his life, was quite touching. It was unscripted, unprepared and I had absolutely nothing to do with it, so it was from the heart.
I blogged about it here.
So, add Marck and Mike to the list of credits.
I accept that podcasting has the power to move people. Far more than words on pages or screens. And, before long, if you can stomach the bandwidth and storage requirements, videologging will be upon us.
Six Apart's Loic le Meur was taking movies with his new Nokia phone. Formats present the biggest difficulty at the moment. The usual format wars are taking place but, with a bit of luck, MP4 or Flash will win and then we can all then just get on with it. If the voice of a podcast has power, imagine what video has.
Please don't watch while driving though. At least, in that respect, podcasting still has the edge.