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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You're forced to endure the "umm.."s and "uhhh..."s that are naturally edited out of text.

    Audio is sequentially accessed so you can't just skip down by paragraphs because someone is prattling on about something you're not interested in.

    The visual cues from even decent writers are missed. Paragraphs to separate related ideas, bullet lists for lists of gripes... True that some cues can be transmitted through audio, but to me those are much more vague without an accompanying face.

    Audio is of inconsistant q

  • Just because Perl is designed with natural language principles in mind does not make it a beautiful spoken language. :)

  • and finish writing the damn book. ;-)

    I would rather read than listen.

    Audioblogging would be ok if it was edited and otherwise munged. With written blogging there is a little a minimum level of editing that occurs between brain and fingers. Heck, there might even be some editing done after the fingers have done their work. How much editing is down in audioblogging after it is spoken?
  • Keep in mind that audio (and video) is quite literally a much more noisy medium than text. The difference between someone posting a dictation to the web for the world to ignore (audio blogging) and something of value and substance that's worth listening to on your iPod (audio publishing) is that the latter is planned, produced and focused. It may be interesting and useful, but it would probably be rehearsed (to get rid of the, uh, meaningless, um, pauses), and "professionally" recorded (to get rid of the
  • doesn't mean that everyone wants to listen to the cheeky kiwi wanker who should be writing instead of yammering a stream of consciousness onto the net about his huge pr0n collection and secret lust for wearing women's lingerie :) Don't add more noise to the noise of the net.

  • I'd be too afraid to play your audio blog at work. You'd have to provide a rating system.