I thought Jason did a killer job today and he should be lauded.
I should also mention that as the show costs me nothing I do not worry too much if there is an episode that I do not like (though I must say there has never been one I did not like).
Oh yes, I am dbrodbeck on twitter....
Dave (the psychologist)
A podcast that shall live in infamy.
First, the technical side: I use ISDN every day at work for two-way comms. There are ways of troubleshooting this -even in real time- to get it worked out. When all else fails, you drop down to the lowest and most stable algorithm, G.722. But, that's inside baseball for comm geeks.
The greater question is, why didn't you have Leo up and running on Skype? After all, he uses it every week on his own show, and it even came up as a topic during THIS show when talking about his studio and his vision for his 24/7 content. Please tell me you have the capability to intake Skype calls on BOL!
Ok, secondly, and more importantly, on to the content. Twitter!?!?#*$&!*%^*^)@
Can you guys for one freaking show stop the incessant chatter about Twitter? My jaw dropped when I heard Leo say --in an incredibly supercilious way--that there is a "divide" between those who "get" Twitter and, presumably, those who don't. Please...
And then worse, when talking about the actual numbers of users on Twitter, he used the phrase "the right users". Say what? The "right users"? I couldn't believe my ears! So in order to be a useful and desired part of the current tech community, one has to be a Twitter devotee? Is this really what we've come to?
You Twitter-heads really, really need to get over yourselves. I do enjoy the podcast, but why, why do I need to follow your every move and thought 24/7? Are you really saying anything earth-shattering that impacts my life or anyone's life in these 140-character missives?
Yes, I know there will be people chiming in that they enjoy following people like Leo, and JaMoTo on Twitter. That's great, and trust me, I don't begrudge you for it. For me, though, it's the inordinate amount of time spent talking about this service on the podcast that drives me up a wall. Come on, guys...KEEP IT IN PERSPECTIVE. That's all I ask. And if you were to honestly, honestly consider your potential worldwide audience vs. the actual numbers of Twitter users, you'd realize that you are giving this topic waaaaaaay too much import.
That's my rant for today, and notice I couldn't have gotten it all in with a 140-character limit.
Love the show (but hated this edition!).