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31 January 2005


marnie webb

I enjoy your podcasts very much. I especially enjoy the notes that accompany the shows so that I can find specific chunks of information and refer to the URLs mentioned.

As for the length -- I've got to say 1 hour is a little long for my attention span. Not so much that the content isn't there. Just that I tend to get a little lost and think a shorter format might help to parse this into more bitsized chunks.

I find myself getting interrupted and losing the train of thought going on in the podcast. Starting and stoping isn't necessarily an effective way to follow the conversation.

Your features though do, I think, lend themselves to shorter podcasts.

Thanks for the work and thanks for asking for feedback.

Neville Hobson

Thanks Marnie, very glad to hear you like the show.

On timing, I listen to what you say. I think you're right: perhaps we did make this one, at 72 mins, a bit too long. We have been toying with the idea of splitting the show into two shorter ones. So feedback like yours helps us decide what's best for delivering the content that people are prepared to spend the time on. Plus the longer the show with more content, the longer it takes to prepare the show notes...

We'll talk about this in next week's show. Which will be less than 72 mins ;)

Hans Henrik

Hi Neville – I enjoy your podcasts very much – than you very much.

You had a comment on weblogs displacing other online forums. I think I heard you saying that weblogs can’t displace the forums known today.

I think it in fact can. Etienne Wenger described some thoughts about Community of Practice, but in a physical context. It was back in the early 90’s.

Lately there has been a lot of buzz about - in fact - the same principles but in at digital context – I don’t remember the authors but I know that www.knowledgeboard.com has some very useful references on the topic.

Just to let you know.

Best Regards
Hans Henrik

Neville Hobson

Thanks, Hans Henrik, glad to hear you enjoyed the show.

Thanks for that tip on forums vs blogs!

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