Podcasting split

Dave Winer has broken with Adam Curry, rather poisonously too. Winer claims Curry is hogging the podcasting spotlight and lying about him. Both have been instrumental in creating and furthering podcasting, no question about that.

Winer, who by his own estimation likes to stay in the background and who, fairly or unfairly, has a rep for being acerbic and difficult, isn’t going to win in this kind of public confrontation against Curry. Curry has two decades of being in the media spotlight and knows how to play the media game, Winer doesn’t. And it shows. His attacks seem blundering to me, and I think he’s shooting himself in the foot.

Hopefully all this will be blown over before Gnomedex 5.0, where both are headline speakers.