Leo Leporte, king of all podcasters ;-), is proposing podcasters (or should I say, netcasters) to start using the term Netcast. In recent light of Apple’s trademark claims, I agree completely with Leo’s idea of taking things into our own hands. An internet broadcast defined as a Netcast.
Besides, it better describes what the hell a podcast is anyway.
Truth is, I’ve never liked the word podcast. It causes confusion. In the past couple of days two people have told me that they can’t listen to my shows because they “don’t own an iPod.” I have to explain constantly that podcasts can be listened to on computers, phones, MP3 players, and CDs, as well as iPods, but because of the name the confusion persists. And now Apple is threatening people who use the word.