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Re: Podcasting Not For Most People

Barry Margolin (
Fri, 21 Apr 2006 22:13:02 -0400

In article <>, Andrew Kantor
<> wrote:

> Roadblocks

> There's already an example of what happens when something gets so
> inexpensive that what was once limited to corporations and
> professionals becomes possible for anyone: spam.
> That's roadblock number one. Number two is the technology.
> The last major roadblock to podcasts taking off is an unfortunate
> thing, but one that's real nonetheless: the tyranny of choice.

When I first heard about sites like eBay and craigslist, I thought
they would suffer from much the same problem. If anyone can sell
their junk, these sites will presumably be filled mostly with junk.

I don't use these sites myself, so I still wonder how they've been so
successful despite this.

In fact, the same argument could be made about the Web as a whole.
Just because anyone can be a publisher doesn't mean everyone *should*
be a publisher.

Barry Margolin,
Arlington, MA
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