Podcasting faces growing pains
Scott Kirsner, The Boston Globe, February 28, 2005:
Remember the Web in 1994? Lots of pictures of pet cats and long lists of people’s favorite junk foods. Podcasting is in the same place today as the Web was in 1994. These personal radio broadcasts, designed to be downloaded to an iPod or similar MP3 player, are homespun, rough-edged, and — let’s be honest — not all that riveting. Some of the best podcasts so far are recordings of speeches and roundtables from high-priced technology conferences; some of the worst are like eavesdropping on your next-door neighbors while they’re making dinner and talking about their day.