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Dave Winer takes a Swing at Apple’s Photocasting RSS Implementation

Posted by geeknews at 2:31 PM on January 19, 2006

This morning when I woke up I saw that one of our editors here at Geek News Central had done a great iLife 06 review, and when I went to look at her photocasting page via my Windows machine it said I could not view them as the browser wasn’t supported both Forefox and IE would not load the page.

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So I switched over to my Mac Mini, I loaded Firefox and tried to load the page and to my suprise I could not view the page. Finally I had to resort to using Safari and the page loaded and what they have created looks pretty cool. But I kinda of did a are they kidding me routine when it took 4 browsers to get the page to load. What the heck is wrong with Apple? They should have a big ass disclaimer that say Photocasting is limited to Safari browsers on Mac operating system only all others go away!

Then I read Dave’s post on his six month mostly positive experience with a Mac, but what shocked me is how much he paid for it, The system cost him $5500.00 and he is complaing on how slow it is (Dave did that include the monitor cost),
he like many others are no longer willing to be locked into a platform and I think that is a good stance to have.

I will be the first to admit I really like what they have done in Garageband though, for Podcasting that was a definite step in the right direction.

On a side note though it was a interesting revelation that Adam Curry the so called PodFather has switched back to an inexpensive PC to do Podcast recording because of the trouble he has had in production recently [Dave Winer]

3 Comments

  1. From billrod at 3:23 pm on January 19, 2006

    Well the reason you can’t see the site is because IE and Firefox don’t support RSS feeds like Safari does… If you use an RSS reader you should be able to see it….

  2. From billrod at 3:23 pm on January 19, 2006

    Well the reason you can’t see the site is because IE and Firefox don’t support RSS feeds like Safari does… If you use an RSS reader you should be able to see it….

  3. From Surfbits at 6:18 pm on January 19, 2006

    Here is what Apple says on their website..
    Oh, and if Aunt Sophia doesn’t have iPhoto or she has a computer that runs Windows, she can still subscribe to your Photocasts via any RSS-compatible browser or RSS reader.

    The address she gave for her iPhoto library is a rss feed, all you do is place it in a rss application like I did and you can view all the photos and updates just fine. Use a PC or Mac RSS reader with the index.rss file and you are subscribed to her iPhoto library. It’s a simple subscription to an rss feed.