iPod and struggling to stay young at 38
By John Clingan on Feb 21, 2005
Today is my birthday, a whopping 38 years old. That means the "point of no return" (40) is rapidly approaching. Technically, the point of no return is the day a person is born, but those over 40 tell me that 40 is when it really hits you. It's similar to "hitting the wall" in a marathon.
For my birthday, I am joining the ranks of the iPod newbies (folks like gonzo). Perhaps this is a feeble attempt to stick with the younger crowd. With this iPod, I am going to start podcasting. No, an iPod is not required to podcast, but it does seem to put an exclamation point on the experience.
Some are questioning the value of podcasting. I have yet to form a solid opinion as I am just ramping up. I sense some value because I am finding Brendan Watson's blog entry and podcast on open source journalism (via blogs & podcasting) pretty darn interesting. Brendan is a journalism student.
For what it's worth, I will throw my hat into the podcasting ring relatively soon. We'll just have to see how long it takes before I throw in the towel :)