Saturday, May 14, 2005
Enjoying a nice Paella and a beer (San Miguel) on the terrace of this restaurant in down-town Palma, on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Limited connectivity in the hotel (dial-up) so borrowing some bandwidth in the cafe. Great weather - and preparing for another conference on the future of radio. The links between radio and food are unmistakeable....the future radio makers will be like chefs, cooking up some menus in a set meal (transmissions) but preparing components for a la carte (on demand) and ingredients for do-it-yourself (podcasts). Leif Lonsmann of Danish Radio seems to be pioneering this approach - Denmark has nearly 30 digital radio channels, in a country of only 5 million. Impressive strategy.