Semi-automated podcast transcription

The medium of podcasting continues to grow in popularity. Americans, for example, now listen to over 21 million hours of podcasts per day. Few of those podcasts have transcripts available, so the content isn’t discoverable, searchable, linkable, reusable. It’s lost. The typical solution is to pay a commercial transcription service, which charge roughly $1/minute and … Continue reading Semi-automated podcast transcription

TIOBE or not TIOBE – “Lies, damned lies, and statistics”

[I couldn’t resist the title, sorry.] “Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: ‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. – Mark Twain I’ve been meaning to write a post … Continue reading TIOBE or not TIOBE – “Lies, damned lies, and statistics”