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by davemoyer2005 / March 22, 2006 9:56 AM PST

Wow. This kinda surprised me. I was in a Best Buy shopping for a new microphone for podcasting. I asked a salesperson, "What microphone do you think would be appropriate for podcasting?" His response surprised me. "Podcasting? Well, I don't exactly know what podcasting is." It just kind of scared me.

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It's still in its infancy
by MacHugger / March 22, 2006 10:11 AM PST
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Dave, I wouldn't assume he's stupid Happy Depending upon his age and interests he may just have never registered the word Podcast even if he's heard it. Working at Best Buy - yes, a bit surprising - but I could see it, especially if he is more into selling TVs or cameras or something.

I'm still surprised by the occasional friend who barely knows what podcasting is much less has ever downloaded one. But remember, it's a very young technology.

-Kevin S.

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by davemoyer2005 / March 22, 2006 10:57 AM PST

True, very true, and I apologize to that anonymous salesman wherever you are

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More than just learning of DVD+R??
by John.Wilkinson / March 22, 2006 10:12 AM PST
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A guy supposedly having worked at Best Buy for over a year was shocked to learn that there was such a thing as DVD+R, then asked why I needed that and not DVD-R, followed by where they might be located and if they had to be specially ordered! I'm not sure if that was scarier than another one not knowing what DDR2 SDRAM is or not. (I conceded that both were scary concepts and decided never to ask where something's located again...just find it myself.) I'm sorry, but with a list of such experiences I have little respect for the knowledge and advice of the sales people in such stores nowadays.

I guess what I'm trying to say is you're not alone and that in the future you shouldn't be taken by surprise.


P.S. The guy who seemed lost as to DVD+R was in his mid 30s and failed to find employment after earning a Bachelors in Computer Engineering. I hate to say it, but I wonder why.

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by davemoyer2005 / March 22, 2006 10:58 AM PST

Yeah, thanks it was just the first time it happened to me. Next time I'll tell them to go search Google for Buzz Out Loud.

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(NT) (NT) Google? What's "Google??" :)
by barret55 / March 22, 2006 2:18 PM PST
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Google is..
by davemoyer2005 / March 22, 2006 9:57 PM PST

Google is a company that doesn't have enough projects!


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google is...
by slydroe / August 12, 2010 2:58 AM PDT

the best thing ever created in the world is <a href=""></a>

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Maybe he just need to listen to BOL...
by ph3Ar / March 22, 2006 1:56 PM PST
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Don't worry i was like that too...until i started listening to BOL.(About a year ago)

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by davemoyer2005 / March 22, 2006 9:53 PM PST

It's so funny how people selling products for things like podcasting have no idea what they are.

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