Our old friend Jonas did something I am always nervous about doing – he installed a beta Web browser on his PC. Quite adventurous in my opinion! Anyhow, he took a look (or should I say listen) to Songbird, which is basically a rich media Web browser that incorporates audio files with Web sites.
I know there is a lot of push toward convergence, and podcasting has certainly gained a ton of interest from people, but in my opinion this is the kind of idea that never really needed to come. If I want to listen to something while surfing, why wouldn’t I just leave Windows Media Player (or something else) running? Why can’t I just do this exact thing with a simple plug-in, or even frames on my Web site?
I don’t get it. And from the sounds of things, neither did Jonas – although he’s a bit nicer about it than I am!