Push Technology

Uploaded on Monday 6 June 2011


As the Internet evolved, the big buzzword became "push", as in push information down to you and not wait for you pull it up. This program looks at several approaches to push technology including Castanet, PointCast, BackWeb, Netscape Netcaster, and Incisa. Guests include Marimba President and CEO Kim Polese. Originally broadcast in 1997.

Hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Computer Chronicles was the world's most popular television program on personal technology during the height of the personal computer revolution. It was broadcast for twenty years from 1983 - 2002. The program was seen on more than 300 television stations in the United States and in over 100 countries worldwide, with translations into French, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. The series had a weekly television broadcast audience of over two million viewers.

The series has been recognized for its journalistic excellence, winning a variety of journalistic awards including more than a dozen from the prestigious Computer Press Association. The series covered high-tech subjects around the world, having shot programs in such various locations as Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Scotland, Spain, and Taiwan. Computer Chronicles was based in the Silicon Valley area of California.

Many of the series programs are distributed on video to corporations and educational institutions for use in computer training. Computer Chronicles program segments have also been bundled with various computer text books by major publishers.


Language: English

Length: 27:06

Country: United States

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