Internetnews.com carries a story today, saying:
“It’s neither a boon nor a bust. It’s just not useful for listening to podcasts,” said Doc Searls, a respected blogger and co-author of the book Cluetrain Manifesto. “Navigating inside a long podcast — and many are very long — is difficult even with a regular iPod, as it is with all players. So, rather than fix the one feature that’s lame about the iPod, they eliminated it completely.”
Veteran podcaster and former MTV host Adam Curry said the iPod shuffle makes no sense at all — and certainly not for podcasting. “Apple hasn’t picked up on podcasting because they are thinking about how things work from Apple to the rest of the world. They are not seeing what is happening,” Curry said on his Thursday show, Daily Source Code.
As these two gentlemen are at the forefront of podcasting, such views will be influential.
Using the Shuffle mostly for listening to podcasts was in my mind when I was thinking of acquiring one. If I do get one, I’ll still give it go!