Podcasting/My Mac Guys

31 05 2005

Podcasting is a form of narrowcasting. That is (stop me if you’ve heard this before) a way to contact a group of people who share an interest. Your local radio station probably doesn’t even have a tech guy on the air let alone these two Mac Guys.

Then, here comes the Ipod and the ability to subscribe to a regular audio download online.
There is software that allows you to download your favorite programs whenever they’re published to the web. Then, when you synchronize your mp3 player (like an Ipod, like with Itunes) the content is copied on there for you to take off to the gym with you.

Lots of podcasts are selfserving (Paris Hilton has one, sheesh) or feature ugly language (the funny but often gross Dawn and Drew show) but podcasting at its best features usable information that edutains (sorry, I’m in full word composting mode.)

I just got my first Mac and I’m really enjoying it. As it turns out, there are a fair number of podcasters who want to talk about Macs. And, none of them are really bad either. But you need to choose how to spend your listening time, and so do I. If I had to choose one program to listen to on the subject, I’d select these guys. They’re down to earth, admit it when they don’t understand something (believe me, this is a critical trait in a tech support person) and always leave me with some useful information.

If you don’t have an mp3 player, or don’t want to get into a big hurrah before you see what all the fuss is about, go to their weblog and stream the latest program to on your compter, it is pretty easy (it will open up with Quicktime) and you’ll feel good about your accomplishment and learn something along the way.




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