First Two Portable Media Expo Keynotes Announced – Things Get More And More Interesting

Updated: Per the recommendation of a reader, I listened to the Net@Nite Episode referenced in the Blog article linked below. I believe that the “spirit” of Leo’s comments were definitely in the “I’m having too much fun with TWiT” vein than anything else. I heard no “frustration” in his voice and can definitively state that if it was there, is wasn’t “evident.” I still am, however, still curious about Leo’s Pownces regarding PME versus BlogWorld. Those did sound, or at least “read,” as frustrated.

The first two keynotes for Podcast and New Media Expo 2007 have been announced.

Friday we’ve got Howard Lindzon – who sold Wallstrip.com to CBS earlier this year for some really good money. He should have a few things to teach all of us. I’m gonna pound him for an interview on Profitable Podcasting.

Believe it or not, some people thought the sale (initially) was a bad thing for us – and that everything wasn’t as it seemed. You can go ahead and read a little history here at PaulColligan.com on that note. Howard has made a few people angry in the past, but then again, so have a lot of great people. I hope he stirs up a hornet’s nest.

Cool thing is, for Howard (and the other keynotes), Tim Bourquin promises to not do the “traditional” keynote route of handing the guy a microphone. Tim’s going to do Q and A, and promises they’ll be hard-hitting questions. I’m looking forward to it.

For Saturday, Tim announced Jim Louderback (formally of PC Magazine, now the CEO of Revision 3). Yes, there are other tech Podcasters who can keynote. I’ve seen Jim before – he’s on sharp cookie. And, is it me, or is Revision 3 slowly taking over?

We’ll have to trust Tim to ask the deep questions here as well. I don’t think Jim will upset a soul, but it still could go very interesting if the right topics are covered.

This ain’t without controversy either. With the current TWiT versus Revision 3 comments, one has to wonder what’s really going on.

If the Podcast space is anything right now, it’s not holding hands and singing “we shall overcome” for a single common goal. Anybody know the count on industry organizations today? We at a dozen yet?

I’m sure Tim already has someone else planned but any dream keynotes you’d like to see for day 3? Here are a few I can think of:

  • Anyone From Zune To Take Real Q&A From The Audience.
  • Audible on the Death of Wordcast – What Did We Learn?
  • Ninja On Brand Building.
  • A Live DiggNation On The Top Stories From PME.
  • Anyone From NPR On Their Numbers.
  • Any Podcast That Claims More Than 100k Downloads And An Accounting Firm.
  • Keith and Curry Cagematch.
  • Panel Of Podcasters Who Pay The Bills Podcasting.

But I digress.

Good show Tim, I’m looking forward to it.

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