Podcasts, iPods, and Cory Doctorow

I’ve finally loaded my first podcast on my iPod Nano, even though I’ve been downloading podcasts for several months now. I made some room on my Nano by removing some music I don’t listen to very often, and then added “Cory Doctorow’s”:http://craphound.com/ “podcast”:http://craphound.com/podcast.php. I’m working on catching up on Cory’s reading of Bruce Sterling’s “The Hacker Crackdown”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/055356370X/downandoutint-20. I just finished listening to part two of the series today. So far, it’s an interesting and sometimes amusing rehash of the history behind the telephone. I’ve always heard the generic story of how Alexander Graham Bell was the first person to communicate a voice message through a telephone, but I’d never heard the story from there. Sterling does a fabulous job of describing the sequence of events that follow that event, and Cory reads the story with enthusiasm. I’m looking forward to hearing more about the Hacker Crackdown of 1990 and then, afterward, hearing Cory read some of his own writing. Hopefully by then, I’ll have my 80GB iPod, and I won’t have to worry about space limitations anymore.

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