September 30th, 2005

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I have taken to a new thing or two on the digital side of things. I have taken to downloading podcasts and iptv shows. It is a new digital distribution media format that may eventually change the nature of media. Podcasts are of course little radio style recordings made available for download. They vary widely in quality and content. There are guys operating with thousands of dollars worth of equipment an guys doing it with 20 dollar mikes and free editing software. The most common way to get those podcasts is through itunes. They dont cost anything to download or upload for that matter. They are distributed through RSS feeds like a lot of news and blog feeds.

IPTV is another new one that is a little more expensive to produce so they are a little rarer. They are essentially tv shows made for download on the internet. They range for a few minutes to up to an hour. The quality of the shows also varies but they tend to have some proffesionals involved in the production. I honestly believe this will become more previlent as broadband becomes more previlent and distribution more efficient(like say bittorrent).

Here are a few of my favorites.

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Over all I listen to and watch a lot more. i have referred to the internet as my tivo on occassion. I thought i would actually share what I have been there.

Serenity

Oh my....It is nice to see just once see something match my expectations. Wow.

and who knew...

River really is made of chocolate.