[bct] Re: interview with Michael Moody of NLS

  • From: "Jamie Pauls" <jamiepauls@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 10:43:36 -0600

I wrote to Jim Snowbarger and suggested that he put the old Snowman radio
shows up as a podcast, but I haven't heard back from him. In the one e-mail
he sent me in response to my question about him doing a brand new podcast,
he indicated that he likes having free time right now. 

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[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chris Skarstad
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 2:10 AM
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Subject: [bct] Re: interview with Michael Moody of NLS

Wow, the science fiction fan in me is going crazy!!
Really though, getting back to Ed though, I think if someone got on the
phone with him, and talked to him for a while and could show him a practical
demonstration of what Podcasting could do he could maybe understand it. Not
the mechanics of it mind you, but the thought process.  He would still be
able to make the same amount of money, if not more.  and for the fans to be
able to pay a subscription price and have the ability to download all the
back issues of Playback and the underground or have them sent to them on a
box set of cds in mp3 format would be absolutely wonderful!! Hell, I'd pay
for that privelage.
But what we gotta do first is talk to him in a language he understands, and
that's in braille and a tape recorder.
  The person who would do this has to be able to show him what podcasting
can do, and I think some of Lary's casts on the walk home would be great.
Ed may not understand all the issues being talked about, but it'd be a

At 11:49 PM 3/21/2006, you wrote:
>I second the thoughts that Playback would make a marvelous podcast.
>Gosh, I believe I still have issues back to number one! I'm using an 
>old punch-card cabinet to store them. My husband jokes we spent enough 
>with Playback marketing that we personally paid for Miss Sue's trip to
>Ed never got in to computers and the internet  because nobody was 
>around at the right time to enthuse about it while showing him the 
>basics and because, access tech was so crummy in the beginning, that he 
>was indeed faster using a Braille card file than a computer.
>Doesn't it make you think though about yourself, maybe three decades 
>from now and what kind of technology you'll resist. I often day-dream 
>about writing a science fiction story that explores this theme: it's 
>the year twenty-thirty-five  and we're struggling to use some machine 
>that is so basic that all young people depend on it. But even though 
>the technology is accessible; disability isn't a barrier, we're just 
>unable to wrap our minds around its overwhelming foreignness. Perhaps 
>it will be something like nanotech, perhaps Ray Kurzweil's cingularity 
>will occur but we won't care because it will be part of us. or maybe 
>everyone will regularly make AI duplicates of themselves that go to 
>meetings and perform routine chores so the actual flesh-and-blood people
are free for the really important things.
>Can you imagine yourself feeling uncomfortable if you don't know 
>whether you are conversing with your real grand-son or just an 
>artificial intelligence that emulates him. Can you imagine your real 
>grand-son laughing at you for being so old-fashioned that you find the
concept disconcerting. "Pops,"
>he'll say, "All the clones are based on me, and they are artificial so 
>why are you worried?"

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