Word of the year: ‘Podcast’

Earlier this week, Law.com posted my column proclaiming 2005 as Year of the Podcast. Now we learn that the New Oxford American Dictionary has selected “podcast” as the word of the year. The announcement explains:

“Only a year ago, podcasting was an arcane activity, the domain of a few techies and self-admitted ‘geeks.’ Now you can hear everything from NASCAR coverage to NPR’s All Things Considered in downloadable audio files called ‘podcasts.’ Thousands of podcasts are available at the iTunes Music Store, and websites such as iPodder.com and Podcast.net track thousands more.”