Before I blog about the week past, I want to point to a drop dead simple idea.
In my prior blog posts about Skype, I have raved about Skype, and how I have used my Ety-Com to leverage it. Chris Herrot pointed out to me that I was a well meaning, but basic dummy.
On Saturday just passed I went to Fry's in Renton, WA with my wonderful friends John Dillow and Robert Scoble. Going to Fry's is one way to guarantee a separation of you, from your cash.
But I was on a mission. I had about three things that I wanted to buy, and found two. The first was a simple microphone that I could plug into my ThinkPad to use with Skype. The second a multi-card reader for my camera and my Treo. Fry's was selling a 9 in 1 reader for $9.99, and it's about the side of half of deck of cards.
For those who read this blog, you may recall that I thought that I was using my Ety-Com mic, but Chris pointed out to me that this was impossible.
I thought about his comments for about a minute, and realized that he was write.
At Fry's I bought myself a Labtec Desk Mic for $15, which you can find on line for about the same price. I just used with Skype, and it works great. I just dictated some notes...this might be even more interesting than I thought. I used ActiveWords to launch the recording software that comes with XP by typing the word "record", and I even impressed myself. Which doesn't take much! Very cool!
While in Seattle, Alan Reiter and I compared notes about how to best utilise this type of technology. Alan totally understands this stuff, and hanging out with him is like a post graduate course in how stuff works. I am and continue to be pretty dazzled by it, and after hanging out with Scoble and Dave Winer.
I am now on a mission to try "podcasting"...
It has occurred to me that I could take my ActiveWords pitch, and "podcast" it, so that when I walk people thorough what ActiveWords does, and some of the ideas behind it, that there are really no reasons not to create some content that people might listen to. Then at their leisure they could listen to what I typically talk about.
Just a thought, but one that really gets my attention....