Here’s one of the things I like about RSS. I was on the phone today with my cousin Ian, explaining how RSS enclosures work. Ian’s not a programmer, but I went ahead and had him click on the white-on-orange XML button anyway. I said, “see how it says ‘rss’, ‘channel’, ‘title’ and so on, and then about 10 lines down it says ‘enclosure’? That’s how we tell the PC software what to download.” He got it instantly.

Richie Carey: “I found out about Eric’s tutorial almost immediately after it was posted because Eric very nicely deposited a Podcast in my Gigadial Inbox that detailed his experience.”