Commutist Podcast: Election dissection, ditching DSL and dumping the iPad

It’s an eclectic week on the GigaOM Commutist podcast! First, Laura Owen drops in to talk about traditional and new media coverage of election night. Then Stacey Higginbotham gets wirelined to discuss AT&T(s T) cutting its copper loose. And finally, Kevin Tofel explains why he got rid of his iPad … for the iPad mini. Give your Retina screens a break and listen to this week’s episode now!


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Hosts: Chris Albrecht and Erica Ogg

0:00 – 18:04 – The New York Times lagged behind the networks in calling a winner and other media reflections from election night

18:05 – 26:42 – AT&T gives copper the kiss off

26:43 – 41:05 – Is the Mini the better iPad?

41:06 – 44:18 – Parting gifts:

Kevin kinda wishes he had the Fenix ReadySet backup power supply during Sandy

Erica recommends an Atlantic article on the psychology of post-election melodrama

And Chris says you should check out the on-demand video from our recent GigaOM RoadMap conference on design in a continuously connected world

Sandy’s Social, Infrastructure Impact and Forstall

Windows 8 Surfaces, and disruption eruption

iPad Mini, iMac gets skinny

Boxee Cloud DVR, Apple Rumors and Chromebook

Commutist interview: Joy of X author Steven Strogatz

Commutist podcast: Patent trolls, Costco ban and Passbook’s home run

Commutist, meet Nerdist, and interview with Chris Hardwick

T-Metro, Broadband Caps, Remembering Steve Jobs

Apple’s iO-Mess, Dirty Data Centers and Tesla

News from the Mobilize Conference

Paul Tough: How Children Succeed and what you can learn from them

The iPhone 5 Event

Come on, Kindle, Light My 4G Fire