4.5 stars

feb 12 - good stackoverflow podcast mostly on why email is bad. insightful, funny conversation

  • "supporting e-mail too aggressively will break the bonds of your social community"
  • "that's why I have such a hate-hate relationship with e-mail"
  • joel seems to be retiring his blog, nice to see people move on in their projects
  • "if all my e-mails were 140 characters, I would be much happier"
  • "e-mail etiquette: don't send a person you don't know a wall of text"
  • "kids born in 1987 view e-mail as a way to talk to old people"
  • "don't get me started about twitter" (spolsky)
  • "I have a secretary read me my tweets" (spolsky)
  • "stackoverflow is one of few websites that does not require e-mail for registration"
  • "we only know who you are by your browser cookie"
  • "what's the difference between wave and buzz? it's like it's the same thing and they don't know it"
  • "I don't think google is very good at social software"
  • "friend, what's a friend? we just have similar interest sets"
  • "why e-mail won't go away: everyone has an inbox and they always check it"
  • "he's this old guy and he spent the whole time in the recovery room on facebook"
  • "this new concept of friends is broken, we're just people with shared interest sets, is there not a word for that?"
  • "getting e-mail through to hotmail was tough"

Notes on other podcasts:

Most of what I currently listen to is .NET related and quite a bit on technology in general and how it is impacting society. I listen to an occasional historical or philosophical podcast.

I record these notes as a way of extracting the gems and remember facts from these podcasts: phrases that ring true or new terms that I look up later. If you see someone walking around Berlin speaking short phrases into his cell phone every couple minutes, that's me.

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