good article. agree it really isnt new. i’ve been d/l’ing college radio shows for years (though haven’t in the last one).
video side may be next. but good content is hard to find (just visit one of the webfilm sites). but on semi-private filmmaking forum couple days ago admin posted this from an “announcement/submission” email: “We have deals with two new IPTV networks and our currently negotiating our deal with a cellular provider for submitted shorts.”
and for 3D i’ve been watching machinima. there’s even now a “test” machinima tool for Doom3 (announced on a niche site yesterday). looks pretty nice from the screens. no time to play with the tool though.
I’m generally a fan of podcasting, though I only use it sporadically (often I just listen to the casts while im at my computer rather than on my iPod, so i’m not sure if that counts…)
Rajat Paharia makes some good points (and good links) on his blog as to why podcasting doesn’t make much sense. At least as a business model, it’s future is probably dim. rootburn.com He’s also down on portable television, though I’m not sure I agree with him there…we’ll see. Portable TV’s didnt work for a lot of reasons, but people carry mobile phones anyway, so whether they use that for TV would probably depend a lot on the pricing. Anyway, an article from Wired on that topic: Ping | WIRED
via David Galbraith’s blog (http://www.davidgalbraith.org/), Odeo is a “a turnkey service for publishing and subscribing to podcasts.” It sounds like a cross between blogger and RSS for podcasting, which would make sense since one of the guys behind it was a co-founder of pyra labs/blogger.
it’s not quite ready yet but worth keeping an eye on if you’re a podcasting fan.