One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to follow the Indy 500. With my schedule, however, I can't quite listen in on everything. Well, now with people catching onto the podcasting revolution, I can listen to the qualifying runs when I'm not doing anything. Timeshifting from the time it originally occurred. I was thinking about the slavery to the world on my way into work earlier, and thought about how I can listen to stuff whenever I want with out being a slave to the "schedule" of when "they" say I have to listen or watch. To me, the paradigm of the media is about to shift. Instead of local TV and radio stations dictating when you will listen, they should produce programming and become a "disturbution node" for on demand programming, rather than the old system of me having to rework my schedule to see or listen to what I want.
A case in point, I wouldn't mind listening to the local news from one of the TV or radio stations. Currently, I will listen to the NBC nightly news, NPR's most emailed stories and Oregon Considered the following day so that I can catch the news summary. For something more up to date I have put the NPR hourly news summary in my Google News reader. Of course, I also listen to a few podcasts that are news analysis oriented as well. However, I can't find anything of a local nature, yet.
Anyway, I have to say that I'm looking forward to when I can buy one of these.