Then (aka September of 2004):
bq.I’ve been lurking on the ipodder-dev list, and have been totally impressed with how productive this community of users and developers has been. At the core is an activity they call podcasting, a really simple idea with powerful implications. – “Dave Winer(I’ve been lurking on the ipodder-dev list)”:http://archive.scripting.com/2004/09/24#When:1:51:29PM Now:
bq.Only a year ago, podcasting was an arcane activity, the domain of a few techies and self-admitted “geeks.” Now you can hear everything from NASCAR coverage to NPR’s All Things Considered in downloadable audio files called “podcasts”. Thousands of podcasts are available at the iTunes Music Store, and websites such as iPodder.com and Podcast.net track thousands more. That’s why the editors of the New Oxford American Dictionary have selected “podcast” as the Word of the Year for 2005. Podcast, defined as “a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player,” will be added to the next online update of the New Oxford American Dictionary, due in early 2006. – “Oxford University Press(All Hail Podcasting)”:http://blog.oup.com/oupblog/2005/12/podcasting_is_t.html When I was searching my archives to find the quote, I found 18 occurences of the word “podcast” and they were all in the last 12 months. It definitely is the word of the year around here.