I’m not the biggest consumer of podcasts – I just don’t seem to have the time. However one episodic I am making time for is the Rissington Podcast. Presented by Messrs Hicks and Oxton, topics covered so far include web safe cheeses, typeface of the week, jokes from a 1940s RAF magazine and some vaguely sensible stuff about HTML or something. All in all, it’s bloody good fun; in fact enough to make it to number 6 in the iTunes Technology Podcasts Chart. Questions from the audience are currently being taken for the next episode.
Finally, not a podcast (yet, perhaps), is Stephen Fry’s new blog. I know Fry is an Apple fan boy (since 1984 apparently) but I didn’t realise he was afficionado of all things mobile. In his first post – possibly the longest blog post I’ve ever read – Fry gives us the low down on every SmartPhone in existence and expresses his desire for an iPhone killer.
I should also add that, being a technophile, Fry (why not ‘Stephen’?) has had a web presence since 1995, when he built a personal site hosted on Demon Net. It’s not there anymore, but I do remember Fry posted a wonderful piece extolling the virtues of the internet. In particular he wrote about the strength it gave him during the much-publicised dark days in 1995 when he contemplated suicide.