Episode 002

On March 26, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

002 The Functional Nerds

In the second episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about the New Jersey school system and music in schools, about: piracy and digital copyrights, creative commons, Elton John’s ‘Tiny Dancer’, how John is really ‘just a music nerd’ (cause he’s married! to a -girl-!), Don Tapscott, Wikinomics, Grown up Digital, Lawrence Lessig, copyright laws, user manuals, generic web hosting, the generation gap and the different way of thinking what is and what isn’t ‘stealing’, digital distribution of content online, Hulu.com, paid subscriptions, the Roku player, TiVo, Netflix instant streaming, Apple’s iPad, Shazam for iPhone, Revision 3 Internet Television, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Robert Culp, The Greatest American Hero, 30 Rock, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, AirlockAlpha, Doctor Who, the cost of DVD’s & television seasons, Stargate: SG1, Atlantis & Universe, Star Trek The next generation, Deep Space 9 & Voyager, John Scalzi, Harlan Ellison, Cylon’s and the 13th Tribe, King’s X & Rain Perry, L.E. Modesitt Jr & Haze and the Interstellar Jukebox.

© 2010 Patrick Hester & John Anealio

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One Response to Episode 002

  1. Clifton Hill says:

    Hi guys, another good podcast. Playing it in Firefox (3.6, and 3.5-whatever it was before [over the last couple weeks]) the player is a little weird. If I clearly click on a spot to rewind (or go forward) it doesn’t jump to where I click–at all. Not a big deal, but annoying. Yes I’m on a PC, so maybe that’s the problem. (It’s a Dell to boot!)

    If you don’t mind some mild critique (ignore the following if you do), I’d suggest a little more pre-planning for each podcast. It mostly comes off that you are wandering from topic to topic as if it was a simple phone call between friends. This is fine for someone that enjoys listening to you–like me–but I don’t know about it pulling in new listeners/fans. Granted, most enjoyers of fantasy & sci-fi like to talk/listen about their favorite shows/books/movies/etc, but -well- I don’t know. I, however, don’t listen to a lot of podcasts, it’s this, two of Patrick’s solo ones and then most of Writing Excuses–which are very quick and snappy. They may at times end abruptly, but like they say (who, I’m not sure, but someone), “Always leave them wanting for more.”

    I’d also suggest a third person. The dynamic with three on Writing Excuses is incredible–maybe me? *wink*

    And no, I didn’t hear the cat in the background.

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