Rob Greenlee postulates that "Most people still equate podcast listening with the iPod" and that "podcasters are also getting very tired of telling people that you do not need an iPod to listen to podcasts."
I was a little surprised by Rob's thoughts because I wasn't aware that a great deal of people thought they actually had to have an iPod to listen to podcasts. There's no doubt that the name iPod is a portmanteau (thanks Wikipedia) of the words "iPod" and "broadcast", but surely people know that an iPod is just a digital player like any other. Well, actually, less functional than most others, but I digress.
Maybe I'm wrong. Perhaps it's just us techno-geeks and podcasters that know there is no iPod required and perhaps Apple really is winning the marketing battle and the non-geeky masses thing they need an iPod.
I'm interested in your experiences. Anecdotal, statistical, whatever you have. Do people think they need an iPod to listen to podcasts?