[bct] Re: podcasting

  • From: "Anthony Rose" <santhonyr@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 06:16:45 -0600

Oh no!  *grinning*
You found me out.  Back about 15 years ago, when I was in highschool, my class 
produced a small newspaper, meant only for the school to read.  One of the 
house parrents wanted a copy of it for herself, so while I was making a letter 
tape to someone back at home, she knocked on my door and asked if she could 
come in.  I completely forgot that I was recording.  She asked me about the 
paper, and said that she wanted one, and that she had found one on a teacher's 
desk, and that was how she found out about it.  I asked if she wanted print or 
braille, and she said it didn't matter.  Then she left the room.
I remembered that I was recording, and I had a dual cassette, so decided to 
have a bit of fun.

I started recording, and said, "OK miss Manard, you wanted to talk to me about 
the joints you found in the top of my closet?"  Then I inserted her saying, 
"Yes."  I asked her what she wanted to say about it, and she said, "I want 
one."  I asked her why she didn't smoke one as soon as she found it, and she 
said she didn't have time, but that she had found one on Miss Boars desk.  I 
told her that the conversation was being recorded and asked her if she cared, 
and she said, "Oh, it don't matter."  There was a lot more to it than that, but 
those are the hi-lites.  The whole conversation never happened, but I sure had 
an hour of intertainment putting it all together.  Teenagers will do just about 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
To: bct 
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 2:53 AM
Subject: [bct] podcasting

Hi all,

It's late and I need to quit to be able to get up reasonably early tomorrow 
since I have a grocery delivery and want to start holiday baking. I need to 
check out copyright and stuff on the various podcast storage sites; am leaning 
more toward libsyn but have also looked at ourmedia. I feel a bit more 
comfortable with libsyn but I suppose there are good and bad aspects to each 
site. I know there's a blind podcaster e-mail list someplace but not sure I 
want to join anything else since BCT and the 4 or 5 other lists keep things 
flowing just about right; not too hectic but plenty to keep things interesting. 
So I will have to do a bit more checking; I'd rather not have somebody run off 
with my stuff and claim it's theirs, but then it makes sense to just podcast 
public domain stuff anyway. I like things to be rated G, so to speak, but still 
get nervous about what people can use and how they can use it. I heard a scary 
news story about how technology is so good now that they can take tiny snippets 
and words from interviews, re-arrange them and make the person say something he 
didn't really say. Somebody was doing that with John Lennon, of all people, 
just taking sounds and phrases and words and combining them into things he 
never really said, but it's in his own voice.

Ok, I'd better quit thinking about this. Why is it that at night it's so easy 
to come up with this weird stuff! Tomorrow I'll have forgotten all about it or 
think it's silly. But it isn't, really; there's a relevant point to it.


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