[LINK] Purdue makes lectures available as podcasts
stil at stilgherrian.com
Tue Sep 6 17:35:56 EST 2005
On 6/9/05 11:47 AM, "Tom Worthington" <Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au> wrote:
> Not exactly news. Students at the ANU have been able to download lectures
> in MP3 for a year or so. [snip]
Yes, but what makes it a "podcast" is not just the MP3 file (or other
digital audio) but also the associated RSS feed so that it's possible to
"subscribe" to the lectures.
A comparison I thought of the other day... would love a critique from
Linkers... or refinements...
To say that a podcast is "just" putting MP3 files online is like saying that
publishing a newspaper is "just printing. It's not. There's a whole
infrastructure that makes it possible -- journalists, photographers,
sub-editors, printers (yes!), truck drivers, newsagents, a sense of schedule
and workflow and so on. It's that entire process which makes it a newspaper.
Needs work, but maybe the meaning comes across.
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