My friend and cohost of @inthirty, (Harry Marks @harrycmarks) had a post on his site (http://curiousrat.com) that just went the blog post equivalent of viral. To the mac community he has been Fireball’d, to the business/VC people he has been Y-Combinator’ed, and to the rest of the internet he has been reddit’ed.
Over the course of the last thirty episodes I have learned a tremendous amount in what it means to produce a podcast. From the difficulties of recording a skype call (Very difficult), to making time every week, to promoting the show, someone has to do it.
It started when @justinfreid (http://justinfreid.com) introduced me to @harrycmarks (http://curiousrat.com), and asked if I would be interested in talking about technology. My initial answer was that of skepticism. Why would anyone want to listen to me? We had to differentiate ourselves from the thousands of other tech podcasts. With great tech luminaries that have insider information, or have been covering tech for so long, we needed an angle.
Written by Michael “Just Another Tech Blog” DeGusta –
Twas the middle of October, with a chill in the air,
When Google did say Nexus was nearly there.
And Chaim he did cheer & Chaim he did shout,
For he did truly believe his new phone would soon be about.
But the weeks they dragged on,
The rumors did ramble,
And Chaim he did fret.
To Costco he came,
And from Costco he went.
“No no” said the phone lady “it’s not here just yet”
Citing blogs & posts Chaim did protest,
But alas, there was no Nexus to get.
At last ’twas the day Verizon promised did arrive.
Chaim got out of work, and went for a drive.
To Costco he returned, eager and spry.
But alas he was told: “Sorry, you do not qualify.”
Twenty dollars he was told the additional cost,
And to a Verizon store he must travel
Without voice guidance he surely would have been lost!
But his wits did not unravel.
And so back in the warmth of his house
He did face unlock & he did Google hangout.
Then dear Chaim locked his Nexus away for the night,
Warm in his knowledge that it was the best,
At least until he’d had a good night’s rest.
–Michael Degusta | http://theunderstatement.com