Oroboros

May 2, 2005 | Audioblogs and Podcasting | By: Mark VandeWettering

The more things change, the more things stay the same, and the snake continues to eat its tail.

Dave Slusher expressed a certain disgruntlement with KYOURadio, a commercial venture that would air podcasts produced by amateurs over the contentional radio spectrum. I wonder how he would react to the news that PodFather Adam Curry is poised to do precisely the same thing:

Mr. Curry will help choose material for “Adam Curry’s PodShow” from some of the thousands of amateur shows produced in basements, living rooms and dormitories. Sirius subscribers, who pay $12.95 a month for the service, can listen to the show on channel 148, “Talk Central.”

More and more, the new revolutionary medium seems to be led by those who are intent on just rebuilding the same media over and over again. In Adam’s case, even the face is the same.

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Comment from Dave
Time 5/4/2005 at 10:51 am

As far as I’m concerned, the two deals are effectively identical. Either one is you working for someone else’s business for free. Why be someone else’s bitch? The appeal of this medium to me is that we don’t have to be anyone’s bitch. Why is everyone in such a hurry to reestablish to the old power relationships? Don’t answer that, we all know why.