“Dan Farber has a great point about podcasting being a lousy name for Internet-delivered audio files. Podcasting as a moniker has been useful as a starting point for moving from a niche medium to a medium medium. Can podcasting make it to a mass medium? Yes, but alas the name may not. Podcasting as nomenclature will certainly become less and less accurate over time, beginning quite soon,” Dana Gardner blogs for ZDNet.
Gardner blogs, “To Farber’s point, we may need to soon drop the ‘pod’ part of podcasting in favor of ‘mobile’- or ‘cell’-casting. Because despite the phenomenal growth of iPods, the ultimate device for listening to podcasts will soon be cell phones. The only way the iPod will remain true to the podcasting name is if it gains wireless broadband IP support, in which case it’s a trussed up cell phone anyway. And someone other than Apple will run the network, no doubt. (Here’s a thought: News Corp. buys Apple and SkyiPod is born! Steve Jobs takes the reins from Rupert and Pixar gets a new distribution partner to boot! You read it here first.)”
Full article here.
SkyiPod? How about FoxiPod? And what about Cellcasting?