Well you can't really complain about a headline like this from the New York Daily News now can you? I'll just worry about reading it later. ;)
POD people - Audio and videocasts are a big hit (New York Daily News)
I'm please, but I won't consider that we've actually "arrived" until the New York Times and Washington Post come out with similar headlines.
Furthermore I won't be truely happy untill everyone in the world, including people in third world contries have access to portable network connectable devices at rates well below $100 dollars.... plus sub $100 network connected cameras that can automatically push video, photo and audio directly to web based video blogs. Perhaps they'll one day be a sub $100 device that goes both ways. :)
These devices don't need to be "always on", they just need to be able to independantly connect through open wifi or highspeed cellular services or even wimax. Perhaps just at a cybercafe.
What's important is that we need to quicken the pickup on the other side of the digital divide. That's going to be where it really gets tough, but it's also the most promising. I'm not going to repeat myself about exposing inhumanities in every dark corner of the earth to many more times. Nor even begin to conquer the privacy issues here.
Furhtermore... Almost on a side note, I want to see every fat cat politician in Washington DC and every Wall Street trader embracing portable media and portable media devices as closely as they clutch their Blackberries. I hear government workers were 10% of the Blackberry market. Crazy.
Here at M. M. and Eiser .com we're developing the systems for piping media from anywhere to everywhere,
...and we won't stop untill everyone, and we do mean EVERYONE is in the game.