Well, what can I say.
Monica does have a good point. See, what I did was I found something she was interested in, and played part of the podcast to her over the phone. But without even knowing it at the time, I had played just a little of it, which made her want to find out what happened next and listen to more. At the time I just wanted to show her just a minute or so of it. I think that may be what someone, I dunno who it might be, might need to do for Ed, to show him, actually show him what it's all about. We were just on Skype a bit ago, and Monica suggested that maybe if someone put one of Lary's or someone else's podcasts on a tape and sent it to Ed, with a note about what it was to show him how powerful podcasting can be and what it can do for him, maybe he'd begin to at least understand the potential of it. understanding all the mechanics of it is something that may have to come around later. After all when you've lived life for a while without the internet and you hear some of the stories, and you see things, well like things that happened this last weekend, they can definitely be scary to someone who not only doesn't understand screenreaders, windows, or the net. So it's gonna be a bit of a jump. Maybe Ed will never make it, but then again you never know!
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. > >Pam