iPod, Flash & Scoble??

I read this morning Rober Scoble’s post regarding the iPod and Flash. A quick summary:

On a week when Microsoft landed a big deal to put Silverlight on Nokia phones, Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs, tells Adobe that there won’t be Flash on the iPhone.

I remember reading that an iPod will never have pictures. That an iPod will never have video and I remember how long it took for Apple to get on the whole Podcast band wagon.

I agree with Socble that this is an opportunity for Silverlight etc. but if I was Adobe I wouldn’t be slashing my wrists just yet.

I see there are three ways this could go:

  1. Apple could team up with someone and provide an alternate to Flash
  2. The market could just write a version  of Flash and hook it in
  3. Apple could just do nothing

It is very unlikely that option 3 will happen.  So it’s either 1) or 2).

Apple didn’t embrace Podcasts, the market went forth anyway. Option 2) is a possibility.  Google has a big investment in Flash (YouTube etc).  Commercially, there is a lot of potential for Google and Adobe to combine and come up with something.

Apple teaming up with someone else???  The “someone else” would really have to change the way they work.  Microsoft?  Its possible…  My bet is still with the 2nd one.

We’ll see!

Hothouse & Peer to Peer Lending

Hothouse have put up a podcast on Peer to Peer lending. It is an interview with Linda Smith, Simon van Wyk (founder of HotHouse) and Charis Palmer (editor of Online Banking Review)

DISCLOSURE: I am a Project Manager with a competitor to Hothouse – IT Easy. A client of ours is developing a Peer to Peer Lending product.

Its a funny sort of thing to listen to. I’m not sure who their audience is. Everytime I have mentioned Peer to Peer lending, I have to explain just what it is.

They also talk about “wasabi”. What is that???

From what I can figure out, Linda Smith is the journalist who put this together. It just appears to me like something that was slapped together at the last moment.

After a quick look around I found Charis Palmer did a post on the podcast as well.She even got Wesabi right!

Now I could sit back from the cheap seats and have a rant and say this is why I no longer listen to radio, Cameron Reily  talks about this all the time and blah blah blah blah.

But seriously, I’d really like to know.  What’s the thought here?  Linda seriously, why not put a little more effort in?  Who is your audience?
Rock on!


What Teens Want

Just listened to this on ITConversations.

Its brilliant! Here’s the opening blurb:

More than a quarter of internet users are aged between their early teens and their mid twenties. This group spends a third more time online than the next most active age group. With this in mind, Safa Rashtchy – Managing Director at Piper Jaffray – puts five teens on stage at the 2005 Web 2.0 Conference and asks them searching questions about their digital habits.

I found it very insightful on what people want (Instant Messenger), what they will put up with (Paying for mobile ringtones) and what they don’t want (ads in Instant Messenger).

Fast forward to 23:51 and tell me if you feel old???

Cameron, are you paying any attention to this???

Apple claims “Podcast Ready” and “myPodder” infringe on their trademark…

From Wired.com:

Apple Computer has slapped Podcast Ready with a “cease and desist” letter, claiming that the terms “Podcast Ready” and “myPodder” infringe Apple’s trademarks, and that they cause confusion among consumers. The company has been cracking down on use of the word “pod” by all sorts of parties, even though its trademark is for the word “iPod.”

Funny eh? This won’t last long…

How do you podcast???

I was talking with Jade Barclay about the whole podcast thing – how, why, where etc.

Its not something you could summarise in one post, but there are others who have talked about it.

I listened to Chris MacDonald, Michael Geoghegan, Jennifer Jones recently. Brilliant! One question though, where was TPN?

Chris MacDonald made a really interesting point about monitising podcasts. Maybe the Napoleon podcast should try it…

The Alternative Health Show #003 – What is Bowen Therapy?

The Alternative Health Show #003 (MP3 – 11.2MB – 16:21min)


0:25 Bowen is a great modality
0:49 So what is “Bowen Therapy?” A massage, talking?

0:59 Its simple non invasive moves

2:11 Taps into the autonomic nervous system

3:37 What is Bowen Therapy good for?
3:44 Inflamation, subluxation, misalignment in the body, headaches, migranes

4:39 What is it not good for?
4:58 Cancer, lymphatic drainage

6:06 You must drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins

6:32 This sounds a lot like Chinese medicine, Bowen sounds “Aussie”

6:36 (sorry about the dog…)
6:41 Discovered by an Australian “Tom Bowen

7:38 What was it that attracted you to Bowen?

8:18 You’ve got one of the best modality!
8:32 What makes a good modality?
8:42 Its very fast and effective

9:12 It sounds like the sort of treatment you’d go when you don’t know what other treatments will work

10:51 What makes a good Bowen Therapist?

12:20 Where does someone learn to become a Bowen Therapist?
13:08 Bow Tech

14:43 And how do we find you?
14:47 Glebe Healing Center or phone +61 2 9566-1222