An alert listener to the new Gillmor Gang discovered I'd inadvertently released a mix of the show at an 8k sampling rate, which meant that the opening intro and the music outro were unlistenable. I've remixed and replaced the file, but you will only hear a difference at the beginning and end. That said, why not download the whole show and listen to it again, as it's a good one.
Someone also comments on my recent demeanor. I'm readjusting the medication.
More seriously, this post appeared in my aggregator's vanity feed this morning:
August 16, 2005ZDNet, Gillmor Gang, and Podshow serious conflict of Interest
Here you have a very vocal Steve Gillmor as it appears under contract with Adam Curry and Podshow. You have the same Steve Gillmor and some of his Gang writing about the show they are producing for Podshow and Curry on ZDNet.
To me that seems like a conflict of Interest. Does ZDNet endorse Podshow? Smells like funny money to me. Lets see if I got a paycheck to talk about technology that is followed by a lot of people on ZDNet, then lets assume I also get a paycheck to produce a show for a different company which in turn I then talk about on my original gig seems like a bit of a conflict.
Pretty convienent if you ask me. You have editors that get all the space they want on ZDNet writing about a show that they participate possibly for pay. Looks like free advertising to me. How do I sign up or a deal like that? I could use some nation wide free advertising how about you all.
I may be off base but I doubt Steve Gillmor does anything for Free and I am pretty sure Curry is paying all of the people associated with Podshow. Pretty nice arrangement but if you ask me it smell of a serious conflict of interest.
All of the individuals on the Gillmor gang have now lost some serious credibiity with me and I am suprised ZDNet puts up with it. [ZDNet]
posted by geeknews at 12:09 AM
These charges are indeed off base. If geeknews would like to discuss them with me directly, I'd be glad to correct you on your faulty assumptions. 415-602-8170. Hopefully your credibility can then be restored. Or you could ask my wife whether I do anything for free or not. Then you'll get an earful.
Now back to RSS Crisis, starring Michael Gartenberg, already in progress.