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Podcasts Are IT people happier when they are fighting? OSNews, episode 2 can be downloaded as an MP3 (3.02 MB) or a Ogg Vorbis (4.77 MB) file. Our podcast is located at osnews.com/files/podcast.xml.
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ugh!
by setuid_w00t on Thu 16th Feb 2006 05:31 UTC
setuid_w00t
Member since:
2005-10-22

Am I the only person who find the word podcast extremely annoying? It's one of those words/phrases in modern speech that makes me want to vomit.

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RE: ugh!
by bornagainenguin on Thu 16th Feb 2006 05:46 in reply to "ugh!"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

There's nothing wrong with podcasting!

[raises fist] C'mon, let's fight about it!

--bornagainpenguin

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RE: ugh!
by Nathan O. on Thu 16th Feb 2006 06:51 in reply to "ugh!"
Nathan O. Member since:
2005-08-11

Yes. You're the only person who thinks it's extremely annoying.

However, legions of others think it's "obnoxious", "nauseating," or "excruciating." I talked to a guy once who thought it was invigorating.

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RE: ugh!
by CodeMonkey on Thu 16th Feb 2006 07:04 in reply to "ugh!"
CodeMonkey Member since:
2005-09-22

I second that. Is there really a need to slap a buzz word on this sort of thing?? I mean for crying out loud, it's just an mp3 of an online 'radio' show. So many people think 'oh man! it's a pod cast! that's so cool!' Now there's nothing wrong with making a recording of a quasi-periodic show. In fact, I think it's great. But come on, let's just call it what it is and bypass the buzzwords. It's just an mp3 (or ogg in this case'. It's not like it's a live broadcast as the name implies. Big deal.

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RE: ugh!
by ronaldst on Thu 16th Feb 2006 08:47 in reply to "ugh!"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

It's just the current hype and gonna die later on. Just ignore it. It's just as useless as in-browser RSS and desktop "Widgets".

Edited 2006-02-16 08:48

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RE: ugh!
by Haicube on Thu 16th Feb 2006 09:38 in reply to "ugh!"
Haicube Member since:
2005-08-06

It's the result of Apple in domination of the Mp3market.

Personally Podcasting is about moving technology backwards from streaming on demand to unnecessary storing of information in lousy quality.

On the other hand, what's a reasonable word for it. "Radio O' The Past"?

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RE[2]: ugh!
by adinas on Thu 16th Feb 2006 11:40 in reply to "ugh!"
adinas Member since:
2005-08-17

The guy didn't ask you all about your opinion of podcasting.
Anyway, Yes I never liked the word either. The word pod is not too great and casting reminds me of a broken arm in a cast. I always think of a broken pod in a cast when I hear it.

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RE: ugh!
by Azad Kupelian on Thu 16th Feb 2006 18:46 in reply to "ugh!"
Azad Kupelian Member since:
2005-10-04

I find the word blog much more annoying.

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