A high-bandwidth donnybrook has exploded onto the Internet, as two successful entrepreneurs are waging a hissy war over who deserves the credit for ''podcasting,' a new technology that allows computer users to create, and to automatically download, homemade sound files. The files can be played in a car, on a PC, or -- hence the name -- on an Apple iPod. Enthusiasts call podcasting ''the radio of the future.'Alex has a pretty good recap of the podcasting story, but my favorite part of his article are the names.
In one corner: high-tech legend Dave ''The Geek' Winer, who claims to have launched the first podcasts in 2003 when he was a fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for the Internet & Society. Across the ring: Adam ''Pretty Boy' Curry, a former MTV music presenter, tabloid celebrity in Holland (don't ask), supercool helicopter pilot, and promoter extraordinaire, who just started hosting a Sirius satellite radio show devoted to podcast music, comedy sketches, commentaries, monologues, etc.
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Dave ''The Geek' Winer vs. Adam ''Pretty Boy' Curry
Alex Beam writes Bickering among the 'Pod squad in today's Boston Globe: