Be careful what you wish for

Over on the corporate blog, I post about technology and work. It’s generally in a decidedly different tone, and different subject matter, than the postings here at You can read a summary of my work blog posts, but that’s not what this is about. As some folks may know, towards the end of the Dean campaign we started an online radio show. Every day Zephyr and I went into Tamara’s office and broadcast WDFA, and I loved it. It was a team effort, with lots of great work from Joe Rospars and Jascha Franklin-Hodge (now of Blue State Digital), and others like John Pettitt, Jim Brayton, Tim Jones, and Andy Rossmeissl. In any case, it was so much fun, and relatively successful, that I’ve been mildly obsessed with online radio ever since.

Back in July I wrote this post on the corporate blog about online radio and hinting at podcasting. Now, Tim and I are talking about starting an online radio studio in our office. Well, on Friday I was having lunch with Dave Winer in a great deli in Queens and we talked excitedly about podcasting, among other things. But then I broke my tooth while munching on a massive reuben. I left him a voicemail after I saw the dentist, and my first official podcast was born.

The funny part was that I didn’t know Dave had posted the voicemail, so Saturday morning when I started getting calls from friends (some of whom I hadn’t heard from in weeks) asking how my tooth was doing, I was mystifed. Dave had also posted about another idea from lunch, the League of Blogging Voters. I had promised to buy the domain, but due to the dental crisis I completely forgot. Luckily my friend & co-worker Mike Carvalho read Dave’s post and snapped up Now you’ll just have to wait and see what we do to it.

2 Responses to “Be careful what you wish for”

  1. Interested observer Says:

    Btw, The League of Women Voters isn’t exactly defunct or technologically irrelevant.. they did a great service this election by obtaining and publishing (on issue statements from thousands of candidates in hundreds of races.

    You might contact and/or to see how you could work with them.

  2. anne Says:

    Isn’t there the League of Pissed Off Voters, too?

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