Daily Archives:July 27th, 2002


Anatole Broyard:

“There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.”

[Quotes of the Day]

Russell Beattie is audioblogging

[Original Link] This is another of those good ideas that I also thought of but never got around to implementing. There are lots of these. I’m better at the inspiration than the perspiration, which means, in Edison’s terms, that I’m 1% of a genius where Russell is 100%. 🙁

Anyway, the reason I wanted to do this was because it would have been another excuse to buy an iPod. Imagine an audio news aggregator, which would dump the audioblogs you’d subscribed to onto your iPod whenever you synched it. You could then peruse them using the nice iPod interface. A build-your-own radio station. And yes, it would be even better if real radio stations incorporated RSS-type subscription mechanisms. They should be less concerned about syndication than other online publications, because they would still be able to embed advertisments and jingles in the audio.

I’ll get around to it one day. The same goes for that wheel thing I invented a while back…

[thanks to John for the link]

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