October 24, 2005
Podcast is a word

Exactly one year ago, I bet Phil Torrone, one of the Make guys, that the term 'podcast' woudl be gone in a year.

This morning I opened the local paper and this is what I saw.

When traditional newspaper headline writers are incorporating a term like this, I must admit that Phil has won our bet.

I'll be sending out his ten bucks today.

I still think the term is stupid, but it is being surpassed by the stupidity of the recent term, 'vodcast'.

Posted by michael at October 24, 2005 07:33 AM


Mike -

Do you have Dyslexia?

I've noticed that you (repeatedly) invert the "l" and the "d" in "would"....

other than that pusetari.org and cruft have been a joy to read all these years....

Posted by: michael [http://www.planomug.com] on October 24, 2005 12:40 PM

I totally agree that these are two of the stupidest terms in recent history. Every time I hear someone say 'vodcast' I throw up a little in my mouth.

Posted by: kevin [] on October 24, 2005 10:19 PM

Podcast made the Oxfod English Dictionary this year. They're also included in the new UK Applied ICT A level.

But, it is a stupid word.

Posted by: Mike [http://mactually.co.uk/] on October 25, 2005 6:07 AM

If Cruft ever says to you "I'll bet that one year from now...", take the bet. Whatever it is, take it. I won a buck from him because he thought Voom HDTV service would be the Next Big Thing.

Posted by: Mister P. [http://misterp.blogspot.com] on October 25, 2005 9:11 AM

Podcast is a catchy term for an idea that isn't going away. *shrug*

I load up my ipod and listen to podcasts on my car stereo every morning and evening during my commute.

There are thousands for every interest, including mundane topics such as prime time reality shows, cult movies (Serenity, anyone?) and even the World of Warcraft.

Less fixating on your irrational hatred of Apple and all things apple related, and more love for the podcast.


Posted by: BillB [http://squidly.com] on October 26, 2005 7:30 AM
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