Friday, April 11, 2008

msb-0286 Quiet Time

msb-0286 Quiet time


Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer!

MSBPodcast is "not" any kind of a medical podcast.

It is by and for MSers.

Its purpose is to keep us entertained, to explain our symptoms, to remark on our discoveries, and to raise the general consciousness about our disease.

The path to illness is shadowy, murky and rough strewn.

The path to wellness is lit by the lamp of knowledge.


Feedback comes first, so...

I'm busy preparing a speech-slash-presentation for PodCampNY 2.0 so this is going to be a quiet show from me.

The systems and servers around the house are now completely recovered from this week-end's, uh, "failure to communicate" [ ]

I am so [expletive deleted] sick of ComCast, my soul weeps in frustration at the way they treat their customers.

For a "fur instance", not only are their offices not ADA compliant but they have a set of stairs right at the frickin' front (and only publicly accessible) doors.

An elderly gentleman and myself, both of us struggling with canes were cursing under our breath whoever was the dim bulb who thought of this particular building "feature".

(Keerist. Some people shouldn't be allowed to design a dog house; never mind a shopping mall or office building. [This imbecile deserved permanent unemployment from any firm doing anything related to architecture or design. {Its like the landscape designer who tried to sell us some sweeping, swerving walkway to a house my first wife and I we were having built. She kept going on about how lovely it would look. I told her that it didn't matter worth a damn if I wasn't going to be able to get around on it in a wheel-chair. If it was going to be curved stairs and curved paths, I wasn't going to pay for the installation or for the removal. I didn't want it at all. (That sort of pissed her off and she got somebody else from the firm to deal with me. I got my walk way done the way it "had" to be done. [I couldn't care less if I hurt her "artistic sensibilities", I was the one who was going to have to live with the mess afterwards. {Sniff hautily, stick your nose up in the air, and walk away, I really don't give a crap.}])}])

---- "Temporary Life - Ordinary Girl" by: "CARLY PATTERSON"

Feed Forward comes next, so...

This is "your" segment.

Say "your" piece on this segment.

Share with other MSers whatever "you" want to share.

Drop me an email: "charles at"

---- "SPQR" by: "HAL FLAVIN"

Feed Me comes third, so...

Do you have a therapy, product, good or service that is of interest to MSers?

Consider advertising on this podcast.

Reminders on this segment only cost $0.03 per reminder per download of an episode. (A $30CPM targeted at MSers.)

It can/should lead to a full ad, in text, audio or video, which costs $3.00 per download.

That sounds expensive until you do the math and realize that if nobody downloads it it costs you nothing, unlike print, where you often can't even get an ad in to the specialized journals, or radio or TV where you'd just be wasting your money with the 0.0833% MSers rate of return. (That's about six times "below" the level of "statistical noise".)

But MSBPodcast is 100% in your market, and you only pay per download of your material.

No play, no pay.

Reach the MSers who would buy your therapy, product, good or service, with-out having to waste your advertising money on anyone who is "not" interested...

Send me an email at: "charles (at)"

---- "Sometimes Life Starts To Fall Into Place" by: "Munk"


The presentation is shaping up nicely. Lots of meat on them bones...

---- "Finish What We Started" by: "Headway"


Basically, I'm telling people
  • some depressing things (reality about scale and the fact that podcasting is about "never" achieving such scale where big media would be interested in you, [even when you can actualy get that big an audience, {over time,}]) and
  • some hopeful things (a possible way it can be make to work and how to achieve it.)
Its all about using the internet for what its actually good for, but first we have to, uh, kick some butt and break a few kneecaps to get taken seriously. (No, seriously, we're going to have to form a non-profit and, among its duties, its purpose is going to be to buy an ad in the New York Times selling the world on podcasting [just like "Mozilla" did for the "Firefox" browser.])

---- "Atlantis" by: "Telling On Trixie"


I think this is going to be fun.

I'll be podcasting my presentation like I did last year.

And today, (well evening as I type this,) you heard what I heard, for roughly half an hour, as I worked on the text. (Isn't the Podsafe Music Network [the PMN] a good source for music, or what?)

---- "Caligula" by: "Keenan"



mdmhvonpa said...

Polling for Universal Insurance is not doing well. Something along the lines of 29% people polled are for it.

Charles-A. Rovira said...

Yeah, sure but you realize that, cetere i paribus" it should be only 15% since the 15% of the general population is disabled and nobody roots for the losing team after the game is over.

So we have 15% of the people who need it and another 14% who are for it (because that 15% of the population has spouses and dependents.)

That actually doesn't mean squat. The demographics thing is a laugh-and-a-half.

This thing will sell itself to the people who really count in this country, the employers, when they realize that they can get the HMO monkey off of their backs by going for socialized medicine (while keeping the parts of HMOs that they like for their executives and major investors.)

(Think of "pulling a Wal*Mart" without any of the guilt associated with not paying for people's health care or with suing your sick ex-employees to recover the medical expenses they incurred while waiting for their insurance settlements.)

Our opinions don't matter worth crap.

The Wal*Marts of the world will be delighted not to have to pay; if socializing medicine is what its going to have to take, we're going to have socialize medicine.

The only reason for HMOs in the first place is that it made for a politically expedient decision for Nixon...

He didn't have to even think about what everybody else was doing to their health care systems.

I wonder how many deaths could have been prevented and how many people's careers could have been rescued instead of falling into the clutches of a health-don't system.

I know I would have been an orphan with an enormous debt load if Canada hadn't come to its senses in time.

Charles-A. Rovira said...

Just think of the military...

They already have socialized medicine.