07.18.11

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9 Months of TechBytes

Posted in Site News at 10:07 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The TechBytes project (‘baby’) is doing alright

Pregnant woman

Summary: Looking back at nearly a year of the OpenBytes and Techrights audiocast

At the end of October 2010 Tim and I started making plans for the show now known as TechBytes, which is a name that combines “OpenBytes” and “Techrights”. We possibly still have recordings of our discussions about the name. We didn’t know at the time just how successful the show would be and the name was chosen in haste.

“Richard Stallman is still scheduled to be on the show, we just don’t know when yet.”Looking back, this has been a wonderful experience and the only barrier to recording more often is the time constraint imposed by our jobs. We ought to have really started recording years ago, back when I had more free time and Tim too was available many days of the week (in November we managed to record and publish 15 episodes). One advantage we had to begin with was our audiences, which came from two sites with focus on the issues we would cover on the show.

When we complete 12 months of the show we might start splitting it into seasons. I spoke to Tim about it and we both seem happy with the idea. Maybe we will also redo the format somewhat, in order to improve the quality of the show. Richard Stallman is still scheduled to be on the show, we just don’t know when yet.

Thanks to all those who download the show. It is a growing number of people. For people who search around YouTube (those whom we never expected to know about the show) I also put copies on that large site last month, soon to be encoded as WebM (we prefer for people not to depend on Google/YouTube for access to the show though, so we do not link to it).

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