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This happens a lot, the "pioneer" bit Dave mentions. In 2005, rizzn.net hosted something like 7000 podcaster's feeds, and someone I know and chat with regularly who runs a well known podcasting conference is giving "pioneer awards" to some people who didn't even know what podcasting meant in 2005, and one person who logged into my service in '05, saw how it worked and launched a clone a month later.

I have lots of other fun and exciting stuff to do than belly-ache about this, and I'll probably get back to that as soon as I hit submit on this post, but I do get twinges of bitterness like this from time to time when I hear about Johnny-come-latelies backslapping themselves about how pioneering they are.
 


Here's a funny quote from Jimmy Dore on this episode of WTF:

"One day my brother out of nowhere starts complaining about the estate tax. 'Hey, we got to get rid of this estate tax." I said, 'Phil, what are you talking about?' He said 'That's when you die and you have millions of dollars, the government just takes half of it.' I said 'That's horrible. Let me know when that becomes a problem for you but until then maybe you should turn off your AM radio and get invited to your own life. I'm sure the estate tax sucks but I'm pretty sure estates don't have two cars that don't work on the front lawn. You should be worried about the t-shirt tax at WalMart, you dickhead.' "

This episode is funny and I like Dore's stories. The one part that was a drag was when they discussed Dore starting a podcast before Maron and how he was a "pioneer" and "one of the first guys doing it." This is 2008 they are talking about. There were at least 50,000 podcasts by then. Even though I listen to a lot of podcasts from the comedy world, it always bugs me how they consider everyone outside of the comedy podcast world as non-entities. Forget us dumb schmoes who just built the entire infrastructure that makes what you do possible, nothing much counted until standups got involved. You're welcome.

#JimmyDore, #MarcMaron, #PodcastWisdom, #WtfPodcast

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 It'll probably have a "feature" where if you put your hands at 10 and 2, you'll cause the brakes to stop working. The zombie Steve Jobs will tell you to stop holding the steering wheel wrong.
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