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Amber and Rusty podcast about whatever strikes their fancy, which generally are things and issues inside Atlanta's perimeter.

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Talkie - Questions and comments from Twitter, road trip thoughts, ruminating on permanence, iPod Touch vs. iPhone

by Rusty Tanton, March 10, 2008 - 12:51pm

Show notes

We recorded this talkie on the road while staying at the Brady Inn in Madison, Georgia. Topics discussed include, but are not limited to:

  • Places we stopped on the first day of our road trip: Social Circle, Greensboro, Eatonton, Madison
  • Question from Nobilis via Twitter: will pole dancing become an accepted art form by the year 2040?
  • Ruminating on the permanence of our records: will there be any trace of us in a couple of hundred years?
  • Should I buy an iPod Touch or an iPhone? We received several responses on Twitter. (postmortem: I almost bought an iPod Touch before I found out I could get an iPhone without messing with our cell phone plan, so I ordered an iPhone)

Length: 27:37 minutes
File size: 19 MB

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Tags: Brady Inn, iPhone, iPod Touch, Madison, permanence, questions, road trips, talkie, travel, twitter

griftdrift's picture

I used to play a lot of golf near Rutledge. Hard Labor Creek State Park.

Posted on March 10, 2008 - 4:30pm

RnA's picture

Slightly tangential to your iPhone vs iPod discussion - have you caught the press buzz indicating negotiations to allow iPod/iPhone buyers full and open access to the iTunes catalog, and would that sway your thinking in any way?

Posted on March 19, 2008 - 7:46pm

Rusty Tanton's picture
Rusty Tanton

Hey R,
I ended up buying an iPhone.

The subscription model has failed everywhere it's been tried, so I'll be really surprised if Apple ever runs with it. Then again, they barely make any money on the music store and only really care about selling hardware anyway, so I guess it's not impossible.

My personal preference would still be to purchase individual DRM-free files just because I want to be able to keep the files if I decide one day I don't want to use the service anymore.

So, to actually, like, answer your question, I don't think it would have swayed my decision one way or the other.

Posted on March 25, 2008 - 10:47am