I decided to start doing podcasts once every two weeks instead of every week, so there won’t be a podcast today. I’d like to see the audience grow a bit more as podcasting becomes more popular (and more people understand what it is). Right now it’s only a small fraction of the blog readers, so I feel I’m better off putting more energy into text posts than audio ones.
Podcasting is a neat technology, and I hope to see it mature and become more popular. Right now I think it’s a bit too niche, so I don’t want to invest more energy into it than it’s worth. There are many readers of this site who don’t have broadband access, so that makes downloading 10-MB files every week very unattractive. Also, some people just prefer text to audio.