Stumax 2

Digital Boogaloo

Doug Kaye made the point that iTunes is going to start launching to 100,000,000 podcast listeners. Dave Winer is arguing that we shouldn’t be interested in getting into the mainstream or hitting a large number of listeners, as if that would validate what we’re doing.

To me, RSS, the net, the web… all this stuff is roads & rails. If you don’t have enough roads and enough rails, you don’t have enough traffic to drive business. You can’t carry your content anywhere.

Popularity is a reflection of the extent of the infrastructure you’ve created. The bigger the infrastructure, the more stuff can happen.

It’s roads and rails, baby. Let’s build roads and rails.

2 thoughts on “Gnomedex: Roads and rails

  1. Anonymous says:

    I so agree.

    Wake up and smell the roses.

    The joining of Apple and MS to the party means they will bring their users to the party. Look what happened when MS joined the spaces party. They brought their users to the party.

    Image having a house party (which is what alot of podcasts are) and the entire grade 12 class of all cities in the USA came to your party.

    The infrastructure needed to serve up the podcasts is immense. And it is months away.


  2. Stumax says:

    I’m not a coder, I’m a content creator. I keep thinking of all the things I could do if I had the infrastructure to do it with. I know these kinds of arguments are useful in the end, so that we proceed along the best path possible, but I do get impatient for the next big thing.

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