Podcamp Boston, where to begin?
My attendance was curtailed by responsibilities on the home front, but general impressions gleaned from my all-too-short visit to camp read like a hackneyed weather report (and no, I am not looking for work in the forecasting biz, so you may withdraw the offers forthwith): The intellectually and creatively charged atmosphere, cackling with ambition, exuberance, and good fun (are podcasters as a general rule required to be that funny?) left me feeling exhilarated.
Now if we could only bottle a little of the static discharge and have the entire public broadcasting industry take a good, long, hard swig….
My apologies for not getting the chance to talk with some of you, but there is always next time, other similar events, or Wednesday’s social media gathering at 90.9 (ideally the first of many). And of course just about anytime online. You know where to find me—and I you.
Camp gave us gray/no hairs yet another glimpse into public media’s future. The task now before us in public “broadcasting” is to discern our role in this future you are helping to create. That’s in part why we’ve slid back the dead bolt and flung the door wide open, inviting you into our hallowed halls. Don’t be afraid; the torches have all been lit. And we intend to listen, not lecture.
See you Wednesday. And please let me know if there is something specific you want to discuss. My preference is to have the conversation flow organically, but some of you have expressed an interest in specific topics. Please mention them below and I will do my best to integrate them into the conversation.
And once again, thank you, Steve Garfield, whose imprimatur means that there will be no more sitting alone in the cafeteria.