iTunes now supports podcasting, and the increased traffic is still melting down the normal distribution channels.
After trying multiple times on Wednesday to get Adam Curry’s latest podcast through iPodder or off one of his websites and getting dead servers instead, I finally well duh, did it through iTunes where it downloaded fast. They must have a huge pipe indeed … However it appears Apple, as it sometimes their wont, doesn’t play well with others.
Morning coffee notes from Dave Winer
It turns out that iTunes does export its subscription list, in a weird format I’ve never seen before. It is XML, so it’s process-able. But why not use the
standardsame one everyone else does?
BTW, I’ve been watching for any evidence of acknowledgement from Apple, haven’t seen any yet. Do they acknowledge that they didn’t invent this? Or do they only look out for the creativity of those who force them to? (Or their own.)
It’s important for the bigco’s to get that they’re receiving innovation, for free, from the small developers and bloggers they often have such disdain for. Whether they acknowledge it or not, however, let’s not us forget it.
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