Half-metamorphosis from blog to pod

Scott McLemee interviews Moby Lives’ Dennis Johnson about his decision to shift focus from blogging to do-it-yourself audio broadcasts. McLemee’s wife wants him to call the show a “podcast,” but he demurs.

That locution is much too reminiscent of something from Invasion of the Body Snatchers…. And anyway, you have to listen to Moby Lives through Real Audio. You can’t actually download it to an iPod (or any other such gizmo), though evidently that option will soon be available. So technically Moby has only halfway metamorphosized from blog to pod. (O brave new world, that has such lingo in it.)


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