Podzine

Podzine: Rafat Ali at PaidContent.org reports, “Apple (iTunes Store) has started to offer magazine PDF downloads as well….at least this will be more useful than the electronic editions from the magazines/newspapers.” Rafat and I go “way, way back” on our opinion of PDF versions of print magazines (I used to be lots more critical of them in my less mellow blogging days). Today, I’m firmly in the camp of: whatever folks want, I’m all for giving it to them. And I look forward to trying out one of these Podzines. Podzines? For the record, someone registered the domain podzine.com a couple years ago, but the word “podzine” returns only 635 results today. And Googling “podzining” will get you zero. So, if you’re looking for a goofy buzzword to describe PDFs delivered via RSS (through iTunes or not), please feel free to call it a podzine and, heck, even use the word in the title of a conference, if you want: If you do, however, please invite me.

Update: Uh-oh. Steve Rubel has an equally bad suggestion for a buzzword: magcast

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  • willc2

    try “zinecast” as well