It’s nice to see developers in the MWSF focus, since MacWorld is more the general show (and increasingly the iPod/iPhone show, say some critics), while the developers get to shine at WWDC. A little year-round love is much appreciated, especially for the one-person shops that are so common in the Mac space.
Also, the bite-size nugget approach of these interviews, produced and edited to get the “good stuff” across quickly and effectively, is a great choice. Surely the background audio of conference attendees milling about isn’t just noise on the mic — it’s a conscious production decision to better convey the sense of place in which these interviews were conducted. Very nice.
I really appreciate the short, focused, highly-produced format — it’s a nice antidote to the recent trend of pointing one video camera at a developer and having him or her talk for 30 or more minutes (such as NerdTV and many Flash Video-based followers)… who has the time or visual bandwidth for that?
Hopefully Apple will put them on iTunes as a podcast feed in addition to this web-embedded approach. Distributing the Future fans may recognize the host’s voice, too…