You've got it right on Mike. I totally agree with you here. You can talk to Ed all day long, but you gotta show him first. That's when he'll really know.
Hello to Larry and everyone else,
I have been lurking but felt a need to step in with perhaps one or two observations:
1. The subject line has nothing to do with the current thread of conversation and I almost missed this fascinating discourse since I read somewhat selectively. I decided to change my subject line.
2. As far as Turning Playback into a podcast is concerned, I believe that the way to best assist Ed would be for us to get his permission to allow one of us to turn his cassette offerings, the media with which he is most familiar, into podcasts. Ed needs total freedom to work in the medium that he knows and loves. He won't do sound editing and I do not believe that he himself would ever post to the Internet. However, if we could (1) get his permission to turn his materials into podcasts, (2) post the content for him and (3) assist him with collecting his subscription fees ... then we might have a chance to disseminate his wonderful contributions to a larger audience. As far as bringing his distribution methods into the 21st century, I don't believe that Ed is really interested in tackling a project that would involve such a steep learning curve right now ... but that's just my opinion.
At 04:32 PM 3/22/2006, you wrote:If Ed's here, I'll grab him. Does anyone know for sure? He actulaly called about a month ago or so and wanted to interview me about bct, but we haven't been able to get back together.
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Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 10:58 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: interview with Michael Moody of NLS
Nice going Monica. I couldn't have said it better, so I won't even try.
-----Original Message----- From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monica Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 9:44 PM To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bct] Re: interview with Michael Moody of NLS
Chris and others, I think you may be missing a vital link here. (smile) I think we take the ability to use online services for granted because we have been blessed with the skills to learn them and the drive to do so. I have noticed that there is a group of people who need to be shown how something is done before they can understand. You can talk yourself silly and not make progress. I was like that when CDs and DVDs came along. In fact, I didn't buy a CD player for 15 years after they came onto the market. I watched my first DVD 2 months ago. Chris dragged me kicking and screaming into podcasts when I could see no use for them. Now I laugh at myself because they're so simple. Chris baited a trap and got me to actually listen to a podcast and a DVD movie. Until that point, I wasn't having any of it, thank you very much.
I can relate to Ed in his clinging to what he knows and understands. That learning style would require someone to go to his house, play a podcast on his machine, and walk through the steps of making a small podcast. This is a reality of marketing and education in all spheres of life, and it's a shame that most people overlook this need in their friends and family. I feel sad that I don't live closer to him. My mom is this type of learner, and I've got her using Google and Amazon now. I don't know Ed, but I imagine he is of an age that he didn't grow up with the internet and has heard just enough of the media's horror stories to feel both afraid and unsure. He knows about tapes, the telephone, and such. The web and a screenreader could feel pretty overwhelming to him.
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On Tuesday 3/21/2006 09:50 PM, you wrote:Mary, Oh, you're so right. Coffee with Ed would be a wonderful addition
to our podcasts. I wonder if he'll be attending CSUN. Maybe Larry could
convince him of the wonders of podcasting.