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Podcast on PDC2008

Last Wednesday, while still at PDC2008, I did a quick podcast with Colin Steele of the Search IT Channel.  From his introduction:

In this podcast, Microsoft developer Robert Anderson checks in from the Microsoft PDC 2008 in Los Angeles. Anderson, the chief technology officer for Microsoft partner Digipede Technologies in Oakland, Calif., says Windows Azure has a leg up on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, the Google App Engine and other cloud computing platforms. But when it comes to Windows 7, Microsoft has to do a lot more to move on from the “perceived failure” of Windows Vista.

Listen or download from here.

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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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