Software Engineering Radio

Hearing a speech by an expert makes a quite different impression to reading their written words. Its not surprising the two media aren’t interchangeable, given that differing senses, neural circuitry, and mental frameworks are involved in experiencing each.

My feeling is that speech better outlines general concepts and big ideas, while the variety of intonation in voice can convey subtle values judgments and preferences that text renders flat. Written text, meanwhile, rules supreme when fine detail needs to be communicated, or when the consumer of the information needs to regulate their consumption rate (for example, when reading mathematical formulae).

Software Engineering Radio is a series of about 100 podcasts from leading experts on a diverse range of topics. Its a fairly effortless and enjoyable way to expose your mind to some of the finest memes (and people) in the field today, and a refreshingly distinct alternative to reading blogs and books.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: