I enjoyed seeing many friends at BlogOn. It was a great event in that you get the entire entrepreneurial and professional community together in NYC.
Thanks to John Patrick for the nice complement. Coming from John is a real honor. I did a podcast with John Patrick in June. John was one of my first set of Podcasts on PodTech.
John Patrick writes:
John Furrier is an example of a new breed of talk show hosts. After getting his education at Northeastern University and Babson College in the Boston area, John began a career in the technology field. He held senior positions at RealNames and at several other startups and then moved to Palo Alto where he started BroadDev which specializes in Internet and communications technology. His consulting work includes Blog and Podcasting Consulting but after being interviewed by John or listening to one of his podcasts, you can tell that being behind the microphone is his passion. John has mastered the process of identifying interesting people to interview, setting a mini-studio in a hotel lobby, putting enthuiasm into his interviews, keeping them short and interesting, and organizing and promoting his content online. John's infoTalk Podcast, presented by Podtech.net, is gaining in popularity in the technology industry and likely will become a sustainable advertising-supported business.
Podcasters will emerge to create "infoTalk" podcasts about baseball, fly fishing, sewing, running, geocaching, stamp collecting, how to do your taxes, political commentary, and every subject imaginable -- and probably some unimaginable. My dream is for podcasting to take off in K-12 education. Imagine Mrs. Smith recording her summary of the day, prescription for tonight's homework, and a preview of tomorrow's class and then the students listenging to it on the school bus with their mp3 players. Even better, imagine Mr. Jones, another teacher, hearing kids in the hall talking about how cool Mrs. Smith's podcasts are and then going hnome that night to google his way around the web learning how to become a podcaster.