I’ve subscribed to the Daily Giz Wiz for quite a while now – the combination of goofy banter, unloved gadgets, generally silliness, and it’s brevity makes for great podcasting. It’s the only TWIT-family podcast I was still subscribed.
Unfortunately, in today’s – #166 – the new TWIT intro calls it a ‘netcast’.
Lame. What’s a ‘netcast’? Do I need a boat and a body of water?
I heard Laporte’s rational for attempting to change the name at the recent 2006 PodcastExpo – he wants Apple to claim trademark of ‘podcast’. A term and media form developed by the podcast community – not Apple.
Double Lame. Rather than standing up to Apple, supporting the podcast community, simplifying the explanation for new listeners, keeping things simple for existing listeners – Laporte gives up.
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I completely agree with Tony @ Deep Jive Interests when he says:
This is another silly publicity stunt from the big twit.
RELATED 09 NOV 2007