Friday, March 04, 2005

Listening Vertically

Wow. Tod Maffin has one dangerously revolutionary concept for the future of public radio. It's called "vertical listening" and it's pretty cool stuff.

Vertical Listening
Now imagine that listeners could listen vertically. Rather than having the radio deliver a linear stream of topics that happen to be programmed at that time, listeners would have their device deliver the topics (or treatments or tone) that they prefer, or screen out items they dislike. For instance:?Any time David Suzuki is interviewed?All stand-up comedy routines, regardless of topic?Any piece about healthcare in Ontario?All documentaries less than 10 minutes in length