26th July 2018 link
Mi ero completamente perso che l’aggiornamento ad iTunes 4.9, che inserì una nuova directory riservata esclusivamente ai podcast, accadde il 28 giugno del 2005. Sono passati 13 anni, e i podcast sono entrati a far parte della vita di tutti noi – per fortuna.
Ultimately, when Apple included podcast support in iTunes 4.9, they decentralized media and jumpstarted an entirely new industry. Anyone could have a voice. Anyone with a microphone and a hosting plan could submit a show to iTunes to build an audience. Apple’s directory is still the defacto one, and they’ve been a great steward of the industry. It’s still built on open standards, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. They’ve never tried to move to technology that they own and control. As when it started, the iTunes/Apple Podcasts directory is still just a collection of RSS feeds. [link]