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The term podcast

A few of my thoughts on the term podcast.

  1. The pedant in me never liked the term. The iPod has nothing to do with the production or distribution and isn’t required for even listening to them.
  2. While I’m not an expert on intellectual property, it really seems that Apple has missed the boat on this. Shouldn’t they have taken action over 2 years ago? If they insist on pursuing it, they really should press PodTech & PodShow to change their names. This smacks of SCO suing every Linux vendor looking for a business model — obviously not the business for Apple to be in.
  3. Some have suggested changing the name. Audiocast is good (but boring). How about:

Apple-OverReachesCast (spelled aorcast) and pronounced our-cast.

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