Technology and Friends began in Sandusky, OH in January 2009. I brought my video camera to Codemash and walked into the speaker room asking people if they wanted to talk on-camera about their favourite technology.
I had an idea that I wanted to publish these interviews on-line but I did not know what form that would take. Eventually, this idea evolved into Technology and Friends and I've been regularly publishing this show for over 6 and a half years. It's rare that a Monday passes without the release of a new episode.
This change offers several advantages:
Users can now subscribe to the show
This has been the single biggest request I've received. And it’s built into Channel 9.
Users can download each episode in the resolution of their choosing.
Channel 9 encodes all videos in High, Medium, and Low Quality. If bandwidth or disc space is tight, you can choose the lower quality. For better viewing, choose the high quality. For lower bandwidth or limited disc space, choose the smaller files.
Users can download the audio
This was another common request from fans of the show. It's now possible to grab just the audio to listen while you're driving, exercising or working around the house.
I've been paying for this show out of my own pocket and the online fees alone come to almost a thousand dollars a year.
Channel 9 reaches a very broad audience and this show will be indexed along with their other content, making it easier to find for a number of people.
So far, I have migrated the last 6 months of shows. In the coming weeks, I plan to move more of the older shows to the new site. I hope you enjoy the experience. Let me know your thoughts.