- September 28, 2004 (Day 1 of the Era of Podcasting): If you Googled
the word “podcasts” you would get only 24 results. For the record,
there was podcasting before this, but that was the day Doc Searls blogged the concept and he was clever enough to do that google search.
- February 25, 2005 (Day
140 of the Podcasting Era): An article appears in the NY Times (abstract) announcing the creation of an “eBay of Podcasting.” (My post on that day, “Podcasting needs no eBay.)
- May 24, 2004 (Day 238 of the Era of Podcasting, 98 days since that NY Times
announcement, or 41% percent of the Era of Podcasting has passed since that NY Times announcement): Business Week publishes an article about the product that’s no longer going to be the eBay of Podcasting, but now is going to be a “a one-stop
Web site where the masses can find and subscribe to podcasts, and
create new podcasts with ease” and will appear next month.
Here is my prediction: By the 365th day of the Era of Podcasting, a
company named after a fruit will, in addition to other-related announcements, announce “a one-stop website” where
“the rest of us” can find and subscribe to podcasts, and create new
pocasts with ease.” And soon thereafter, the podcasts created there can even be given away or sold
(if that’s what you want to do) via their already existing 800 lb.
gorilla music store thing.
Also, by Day 365 of the Era of Podcasting, I also predict that Yahoo!
will have one. And that dozens of open-source, grassroots, students in
dorm rooms and others will have one-stop websites where we can do that
easy podcasting thing.
As for me (and I hate doing this as I’ve sworn off mentioning them),
since I use Garage Band, iTunes, Safari and an iPod, I’ll probably be
podcasting on an as-yet-announced .Mac version of those one-stop websites.
I predict they’ll all be as cool as Odeo’s hype.