An article on iLoveRadio.org suggests the origins of podcasting may date back to the 1980's. The article describes a TIVO-like cassette device for time-shifting NPR using special audio queues. Last evening while waiting for a show on NPR to end, while sitting at the gas pump, this would have been greatly appreciated. What will happen to podcasting if you can get a TIVO deck for your car. Not for TV but radio. Imagine if you could easily skip ahead through commercials as you can on your iPod. It is possible today but way too much work to be common. Put a 2.5" drive in the head unit of the car and it becomes a whole new ballgame.
by Joshua Brauer on January 10, 2005