I found this blog entry through Podcasting News, and I could totally see it spurring yet another debate on the value of podcasting.
Peter Davis says on his site that, "In the time I can listen to an average podcast, I could have caught up on my 50 favorite blogs, or read a chapter in a book, or read the latest issue of Red Herring magazine. I do read super fast. ItÂs a habit I learned as a grad student. You learn to read fast in grad school, or you get crap for grades. Podcasts deliver information slowly."
Well, I think it all depends on when you listen to podcasts. For instance, I started listening to 7th Son while my parents were here last week and I couldn't sleep, but couldn't come down and be on the 'puter, and didn't feel like reading or watching the tele. I know that Jack over at the Sonic Society has his own time that he listens to podcasts.
It also depends on what you listen to as well. After all, you can't get things like this, this, this, or this from a book, reading on the internet, or the television. However, though I listen to alot of political podcasts, I still prefer to read as well.
Again it's suggested that podcasting is just another bubble that will eventually burst, and I certainly do not see that happening at all. When people say that- I always get angry and want to rant in a podcast about it. Hey- maybe I will sometime! :-D
Anyone care to weigh in?