This is a repeat of an earlier post, except this one has an audio file I was not able to do before TypePad. My point is that the human voice is a determinant in decision-making.
Here is the transcript of the audio:
Just listened to Doug Kaye talking with Dave Winer (link). Part of their conversation was about the importance of the human voice in podcasting. Much decision-making is the result of personal conversations--with a spouse, friend or advisor. It is often face-to-face or on the phone. More and more of the information we have available for decisions is in written words or video. In both forms, the human voice is not at the forefront. Over time, the intimacy afforded by a podcaster’s voice could lead to trust, which could help us decide what to do.