Radio station and CU-Seeme

Ian Carr-de Avelon (avelon@phys.uva.nl)
Thu, 20 Jul 1995 13:17:45


Dear All,
I firmly believe that most ideas are failures, but the
biggest reason that good ideas fail is that people don't make
a start. The points made by john@carey.com (John Carey) on the
proposed use of CU-SeeMe by a radio station are clearly valid,
but the best message we can give to these people is "make a
start". If you spend months looking into all the possible
problems, asking your internet provider if he will ban you for
using udp etc. etc. then by the time you know the answer the
technology will have changed and what it is interesting to do
will also have changed. It is best just to start, especially
when you customers will find the final answers just as inte-
resting whether you can or can't achieve what you want through
the internet.
It seems to me that if you get a Mac (Only because there
is no PC sound so far) and announce that you will be connec-
ting to a public reflector on the air, there will be people
there who want to talk to you. So you have already got materi-
al for one show, just talking about CU-SeeMe and who they all
are and what they use it for.
Next you may need to get a dedicated reflector which lets
you hold places for invited guests. Then maybe an M-Bone
connection to other reflectors. You will not connect to many
people on the internet, but possibly you could reach a large
audience via the internet. There must be large numbers of
local radio and TV stations over the entire globe, who would
join you on the reflector if you can get the initial problems
sorted out.
Yours
Ian