Finally! As pretty much everyone predicted, the Video iPod is here. I know the rest of the blogosphere has already commented on this, but I think it's pretty exciting in spite of the long slow buildup to this moment. Now I actually want one. I don't think it's going to have quite the revolutionary effect on video as the original did for music and audio, but it's certainly going to help bring video podcasts* video blogs into the mainstream. No longer the shameful retarded younger brother of podcasts, VIDEO has it's own spot on the iTunes sidebar. And lookee there - Steve Jobs has Rocketboom and Tiki Bar TV cued up!

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    * Please, Apple and the rest of the world: STOP USING THE TERM "VIDEO PODCAST." That's as stupid as calling television a "video radiocast." Of course Apple is invested in pod-anything, but we don't have to swallow it.

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    I'm getting one of these. After I pay people back. And buy a cheap car to get to work. And get Christmas presents for people.

    Crap. By the time I can afford to buy one, Apple will have released something new. Like the iDream - the iPod that records and plays back your dreams. I mean, crap, what else can they put on there?

    I have to confess I'm not a regular viewer of videoblogs. But I think with one of these, I would be. Is there a vlog equivalent of an RSS feed?

    Posted by: Kylark at Oct 13, 2005 6:50:34 AM

    Kylark, vlogs can run on the same RSS feed as text, pdf, and audio.

    Chuck, if there's audio in your vlogs, we could call them "talkies" :)

    Posted by: Garrick Van Buren at Oct 13, 2005 8:01:30 AM

    Garrick - LOL!

    Posted by: Steve Garfield at Oct 13, 2005 8:21:26 AM

    End scene!

    Posted by: chuck at Oct 13, 2005 8:22:44 AM

    Kylark: I'm in the same boat. Now that I got a job (guess I should mention that here..) I can sustain myself again. But after mortgage + bills + $gajillion owed to lori and creditors, where are my toys? where's my box of money, my iDream, my world travel? clearly i have to start tatooing corporate logos on my head.

    Posted by: chuck at Oct 13, 2005 8:29:20 AM

    Who ya gonna work for? I just ordered my iPod. Anyone wanna buy my 3rd Gen 20GB iPod?

    Posted by: starfire at Oct 13, 2005 8:39:58 AM


    That's all I will say for now.

    Posted by: Sharyn at Oct 14, 2005 2:44:49 PM