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The ugly D-Man

26.10.2004 - 22:22 / filled under default

Eric Rice says it "In my ABCs, D is for Doug, not Dvorak". I don't know what the ugly D-man gets from bashing Doug Kaye. As one of the comments in Doug's blog points out:

Oh boy, John Dvorak is bashing some new technology saying it has no future? This has been going on since at least 1984 when he said “The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a ‘mouse.´ There is no evidence that people want to use these things.’ This is also the guy who has claimed as recently as last month that focusing on the iPod will “ruin’ Apple.
Of course, podcasts are a new hype and still have to prove whether or not they will be able to stay hype.

To bash on Doug this way, the person who has such great audio online (you don't even need to call it podcast because it was there before the name ...) is just low. And I think the ugly D-man might have done something for podcasting (or audio on the web in general) he never intended to: Get people interessted. As I wrote in the comments:

Problem is: We know better (especially about what Doug is giving to us) but from a normal point of view his column reads okay till thrustworthy.

But, I think he choose an excellent starting point. From a listeners point of view, it conversations is a great place to start looking at podcasting: Because it is this good in content and presentation [yes Doug, even so I bashed you on Gilmore Gang, I still listen ;o)], people will think “hm, that´s not so bad after all. okay, I don´t have an ipod but hey - direct information from blogger con? Hm, Malcom Gladwell interview? Let´s hear it.’ People will have a look at Doug´s website and discover treasures there.


Nicole, non-mac, non-(ipodder, doppler,jäger but perhaps jpodder some day), bloglines using podcast hearer.

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