Mike and Mark,
I enjoy your cast very much and have recommended it to friends.
I have some questions regarding communications.
When is it appropriate to use which channel to communicate?
There are many channels available to us today.
face to face, phone, fax, traditional mail, e-mail, text chat, audio chat, video chat, text blog, audio blog, video blog, text based discussion forums and others.
What really prompts me to ask this is that your main form of communications is through the podcast (audio blog) channel, but you also rely on the text blogs and the text based forums. I figure that you've chosen these channels for specific reasons.
On a related note, it struck me that Mark was spending a good amount of time crafting text responses on the forums and text posts on the blog. Wouldn't it take less time to simply dictate posts and responses? Maybe not.
Are there reasons that you choose text over audio and/or video?
To give a little background on why I'm asking -- As part of my job, I'm working on promoting the use of Skype to business communities (mainly the federal government), so I'm interested in this topic mainly from the angle of how new communications technologies integrate with business operations.