Thursday, February 01, 2007

Drone! Drone! Drone!

The SF Chronicle has a great podcast available of an irate (to say the least) reader who called their comment line to complain about the use of the phrase "pilotless drone" in a news story. I think he found it redundant. The original post is updated with some remixes, a ringtone and a music video version from YouTube (it's really just one image and a remix, but still). Good stuff.

Besides being totally hilarious, this is a very cool idea for a possible library podcast. Set up a comment line as an audio suggestion box and respond to the comments in podcast form. There might even be some serious comments you could address. Or if you don't want to necessarily wade through the....interesting...content you might get, respond to comments and suggestions from your suggestions web form or old school drop box in a podcast.

I think this was pointed out to me from Boing Boing but I can't find the post now. It could be due to the piloted droning on the earbuds though.

2/2/07 Update:
The original post was on the Freakonomics blog. And there are now rumors that it was a stunt by Matt Groening. If it a hoax, good thing it wasn't done to the Boston Herald. BTW my favorite 70s hairstyle is the afro.

3 Comments:

At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Laura said...

Speculation that the caller was actually Matt Groening!
http://www.freakonomics.com/blog/2007/01/29/irate-reader-or-brilliant-hoax/

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger David said...

Ah, it was on Freakonomics, not BoingBoing. No wonder I couldn't find it again. I thought Deerhunter was messing with my brain!

 
At 4:12 PM, Anonymous Laura said...

Doesn't mean Deerhunter isn't messing with your brain.

 

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