Apple’s Actual Role in Podcasting

Marco Arment has written a great piece in relation to the secret Apple meeting with seven renowned podcast producers. He outlines Apples role and position in the podcasting world, what the podcasters are after and what it could mean.

It seems to me to be another case of the big companies trying to gain more control and data about those who listen. I’m in favour of things developing, but they need to remain open. The likes of Facebook and Medium are making the open web a harder place to be, and to me that is showing me how important it is that it remains easy to do things without the big data companies controlling everything. I couldn’t agree more with Marco’s final statements.

And the last thing we all need is for the “data” economy to destroy another medium.