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Stephen Downes

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ill Brandon points to this article on podcasting and summarizes the shortcomings: "You can't 'skim' or speed-read a podcast. You can't add marginalia. You can't link out of one. If the only thing in the podcast is information, people are going to be bored to tears, they are going to hate being chained to that iPod, they are going to want to take notes (which they can't do if they listen while they drive, jog, wait in the bank line) and then they are back to a piece of paper again. What was the point?" His (correct) take: "Don't make podcasting a solution in search of a problem."

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