By now, you’ve probably heard of podcasting. Heck, you may be experimenting with doing your own podcasts. They’re great for certain types of content–and they’re especially good if:
But for those of us who only fall into the first categories, podcasting may carry a little too much of a footprint. If you haven’t mastered GarageBand or some other multitrack editing tool (or don’t own one), creating polished podcasts may be difficult.
For those who want all of the advantages of podcasting without the audio, I’m taking blogging to the next level in inaccessibility and security: Papercasting. Using a paper-based logging device (a notebook) with a Fischer Space Pen, I record up-to-the minute notes on the day’s events. Then I scan the page for the day and upload it–if you don’t have a scanner, a digital camera may do the trick if set for the appropriate image quality and focal point.
Here’s my papercasting plog (paper weblog).
Next, I have to figure out how to do a fax gateway so I can moblog from Kinko’s.
If you want to see a sample plog entry, click below.
7 thoughts on “Papercasting”
this crackes me up….
if you care i posted the first geekpunk podcast today, and hadnt even thought of your podcast security issues till now…
I noticed your comment about Apple and Steve Jobs, and thought you might want to add another big-corporate-meanie to your list: Amazon. They recently filed a patent application for a “plog”, although only the name is the same. Still, enough to be concerned about. 🙂
But you really need to do something about your handwriting. 🙂
Awwww…you could of called it Padcasting.
Ack! It was so obvious, it was sitting there in front of me. Padcasting. Thanks, Ash. And Amazon…I think I’ll have to dig up prior art. 🙂 And maybe a handwriting coach.
Fischer Space Pen?! Now you are one truly informed padcaster. Try the red ink refill for the smoothest writing. Wanna’ upgrade? Try this pen: http://tinyurl.com/5reoy. Puts others to shame in the ‘silky writing’ category.
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