Sunday, October 23, 2005


When the World Wide Web arrived it ushered in an era of self-publishing which threatened the hegemony of the established mass media. Nowadays the corporate big-boys have all but taken over again and, whilst blogging has spawned one or two earnest but crushingly dull political commentators, mainly in the US, most of the blogosphere is full of toss like this isn’t it?

Well, I hate to tell you, Podcasting is no different. Listening to Podcasts is just like recording programmes off the radio… except a radio station run by clumsy inarticulate oafs with nothing to say, just like me or perhaps Chris Moyles. I’m sure one or two Podcasters might be able to offer an incisive insiders view of the war in Chechnya but I don’t think we’ll see a revolution.