Posted by Stephen M. Nipper at May 4, 2005 11:19 PM
I couldn't resist. Engadget recently had a post on "How-to: One-click audio news, synced with your iPod in Tiger." Essentially, the instructions teach you how to use a new feature in Mac OS-X "Tiger" called Automator to automatically script extracting the text of a website, converting it to audio (read by your computer) and importing it into your iPod. I hadn't yet had a chance to tinker with Automator so I tried it out on my previous "Psycho" post. Here's the resulting .mp3 file. It is about 1.9 MB in size.
Consider it an example of "podcasting gone bad....very bad."