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Phone Post: The Inaugural Phone Post [Nov. 10th, 2003|11:35 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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“Hello LiveJournal friends! This is a phone post and, um, I don't really have anything to say! But I'll just keep talking. Why not? I kinda just want to see how big these files can get since we'll probably be hosting hundreds of thousands of them shortly here, but I think we have a couple hundred gig free — or 700 or so — so not a problem.

Blah ba-blah blah.

I wonder if people are gonna record mp3s, like over their crappy speakers over their cell phones and then the recording industry will be like “they have illegal music played through a cell phone going over VoIP reencoded as an MP3 in mono.” It's pretty much analog. Sounds like shit.

Uhh, bye!”

Transcribed by: multiple users
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[User Picture]From: d4b
2003-11-11 04:49 pm (UTC)
Much more amusing than, "Come here, Mr. Watson; I need you!"

Seriously, "Um, I don't really have anything to say" and "blah blah blah", is sorta indicative of the blogging phenomena in general. This is not intended as a slight, but simply an observation. Sure, there will always be occasional bits of true wisdom (and possibly even expressed in a grammatically correct fashion), but most content is simple stream-of-consciousness... and that's ok! My point is that audio is going to reinforce this route even more strongly, seeing as it will be far easier than typing.

My only wish is that there's some way to "read" the posts visually, perhaps with an automatic machine-generated transcript until the point that an LJ friend does this manually. I'm being selfish here; it's so much faster for me to read than to listen.

I'm also guessing that you'll follow up audio with pictures directly from cellphones to journals. :-)
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