View Full Version : Bill McEwen to appear on TechTV
03-12-2002, 01:48 PM
This coming Wednesday March 13, 2002 Bill McEwen, President/CEO of Amiga, will be on the show TechTV show Screen Savers on TechTV showing off Amiga products. Watch for your local show times (7 & 10 PM ET), and give Amiga a hand in getting the word out. More information can be found at the TechTV (http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/interact/story/0,24330,3334,00.html) Website.
03-12-2002, 03:32 PM
This is great news!!! I love it!! :pint:
03-12-2002, 03:35 PM
This is great news It will be good for the AMIGA.
It won't be good news if Bill totaly scr*ws up the whole program ...
:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
03-12-2002, 03:48 PM
This will be cool! I'm glad I have a Tivo box so it won't be hard to find when the program is on the air here.
03-12-2002, 03:52 PM
Could someone please record it and make an mpg of it!
I would love to see it, but I am not able here in Sweden. :-(
Thanks in advance
and for those of us in the US that don't get TechTV :(.
03-12-2002, 04:32 PM
>Bill McEwan, CEO of Amiga, will show us
They had misspelled the name! :(
Perhaps this is a bad omen / AMIGA curse.
TechTV is NOT available in ASIA (incl Japan) and AFRICA.
03-12-2002, 05:03 PM
Mybe for those of who dont get it (which contry does?) there will be a later screening on some payTV channels?
03-12-2002, 05:04 PM
Dont be so, Optomistic nOMAAM :-D
Sorry .. couldn't resist ... :-D
But for real .. i think its good news .. the more attention *we* get .. the better.
03-12-2002, 06:40 PM
YAY! He said last year that he'd be on Silicon Spin once a month, but that never panned out. This is perhaps much better! :-D
03-12-2002, 07:15 PM
this is good news..very good news, finally we can show people the amiga is still very much alive and kicking....=) for those of you who dont get techtv maybe i can mail a copy of the show to someone who can then make an mpeg out of it....as i dont own a video capture card at present...=) Long Live The Amiga =)
The Beast :-P :-P :-P :-P
03-12-2002, 07:32 PM
Someone please capture that show too vcd or something, i badly wanna see that show :)
And btw this is GREAT news.
03-12-2002, 08:36 PM
I'm glad I subscribed to TechTV when it came to Canada in September of last year.
But a quick search on the TechTV site revealed to me that tomorrow night will not be Bill's first appearance on the TechTV channel. He apparently also appeared on an episode of Silicon Spin (hosted by John C. Dvorak) back on November 1st, 2000. "Bill McEwen of Amiga" is indicated as one of the guest hosts for that episode. I wish I'd have seen it.
For him to be on The Screen Savers will definitely be a plus for Amiga and the Amiga community.
Anyways, I'll definitely be taping it. And for those of you living in the Ottawa (Canada) area, I'll be showing the episode at this month's Amiga.info user group meeting.
For more information on Amiga.info, check out www.technomages.net/amiga.info/.
03-13-2002, 01:49 AM
AmiGod, how long is this show, or how long will bill be on it for?
I would also like to see this. Would it be terrible hard for you to vcd or divX it (or maybe even 3ivX it)?
That way, various shows all over the world will get to see your video :).
Copyright you say? Whats that... :-D
03-13-2002, 02:24 AM
Man that's great...I just finished watching and when they said AMIGA I got all juicy.
I had to abandon my ol girl when I couldn't get a compatible monitor.
I'm on the Mac now but I'd love too see the Amiga get back in the rubnning.
BWAAAHHH I miss DPaint.
03-13-2002, 06:36 AM
the show screen savers is 1 hour 30 minutes long.
03-13-2002, 09:02 AM
I had TechTV but changed cable providers and the new one will provide TechTV starting in April! An mpg would be great!
The comment about Bill being on before is correct, I saw it and he did a fine job.
I remember reading somewhere Bill said John Dvorak is a friend and old Amiga head (John mentioned Amiga in one of his latest articles at PC magazine)
03-13-2002, 09:13 AM
if someone were to tape it and post it to the UK i`d be willing to capture it and convert it to divx, vcd compliant mpeg and real media/quicktime. i`ve got hosting which can be used. if you`re interested drop me a line:
NTSC isn`t a problem for me :) :-D
03-13-2002, 12:20 PM
This explains the whole Microsoft thing.
Bill Gates' buddy from college was
Paul Allen owns Tech TV and Charter cable.
03-13-2002, 12:57 PM
For those who don't/can't get TechTV, they sometimes post video clips to the show's website. Following the show's initial airing, try going to http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/ and click on the link in "show notes."
No guarantee that Bill's segment will get posted, or what format it might be, but worth a check...
03-13-2002, 04:28 PM
Paul Allen also invested heavily in Transmeta, where Linux creator Linus Torvalds works.
03-13-2002, 07:26 PM
The show lasts an hour and a half, and chances are that Bill will be on the show for 10-15 minutes.
The show has started, and at the beginning, they showed an A1000 with monitor/keyboard on the screen when announcing that Bill was on the show. Another ironic thing is that they're giving away a Gateway 'PC' on today's show (they've been doing it for a week and a half now).
It would be extremely difficult for me to VCD/DiVX it. The reason is that my A4kT doesn't have the tech to do it. As powerful as it is.
I hope that there's someone out there with the channel and the appropriate technology who will MPEG it for the community, providing s/he gets the green light from TechTV, because it's a shame that a lot of Amigans can't see the show.
Keep an eye on this page: "http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/shownotes/story/0,24330,2189418,00.html" for the happenings on today's show. It's always possible that they'll post a clip of Bill on the show once the show is over. No guarantees.
I'm sorry that I can't be of more help.
03-13-2002, 07:59 PM
>It won't be good news if Bill totaly scr*ws up the whole program ...
... we'll know right after this batch of commercials. :)
... they're back.
... and the segment is over. I was going to write everything that happened, but a lot happened in 10+ minutes, and the key feature of it that comes to mind is Bill running Planet Z on a laptop, on an old PocketPC, and on a Sharp Zaurus, and it looking the same on all three, segwaying into him mentioning Amiga Anywhere, due in April.
The only screw-up in the segment came from the producers of the show, who accidentally (yet again) misspelled Bill's last name. Maybe Bill should change his last name to McEwan. ;)
But the segment was a total success, from my own point of view.
As a side-note, I just checked www.amiga.com, and it's so overloaded with hits that I couldn't connect after 5 minute. I can't wait to hear more about those hits.
03-13-2002, 07:59 PM
it was pretty cool. planet zed got plugged big time. he also mentioned amiga one and os4.0 and "amiga for x86", the host kind of sounded like "er, yer, thats cool" on the amiga x86 thing and bill m. never really got the chance to say "amithlon", or "hyperion", but hey, it all got mentioned to some degree and from amiga's site people can find their way to the rest i suppose. was only about 7 minutes long but it was very good i think. they also went into some amiga history.
i think amiga's packaging looks pretty good. id like to see the original font type though.
quote from the show, "keep the faith baby! keep the faith!"
03-13-2002, 08:12 PM
It was good, neat stuff he showed. But the amiga site is either jammed up with traffic or down right now. Can't see the amiga.com or the new site.
03-13-2002, 08:14 PM
I have captured it as an mpeg1 file that is 85,246,644 bytes. I have no way to post it to the internet except by email to someone who can post it. I have ICQ, windows messenger, and yahoo messenger if someone wants to connect and do a file transfer. I do have a cable modem, so it wouldn't take an unbearable amount of time. :-)
03-13-2002, 08:19 PM
thats great. cant it be uploaded to aminet? ( maybe not i dont know their rules. maybe if techtv gives the ok )
03-13-2002, 08:19 PM
An mpg is posted on Ann.lu
03-13-2002, 10:51 PM
I just finished watching the show. I think Bill did a great job. You got to see a lot of what Amiga has been doing, for a 10 min segment. He also did mention that Amiga OS and Amiga One should be available this summer! I hope this is the start of things to come!
03-14-2002, 01:51 AM
Yeah, the show was great! :D
I think a lot of people in the computing industry watch that show; and I think now Amiga should start hearing the phone ring off the hook, so to speak.
So they're basically going after the installed base (Windows, Linux crowd) with the AmigaDE, luring back people that way, and by the time it builds momentum, they will have already been working on the other end to produce the Amiga desktop-related solutions to maintain and expand the current community, I guess. That could work.
03-14-2002, 07:45 AM
I think that Bill did an excellent job on the show. Glad that Doug (the StrICQ guy) got an MPEG of it online already. That means I don't have to try to do it myself from my TiVo box. Hehehe. Thanks, Doug!
03-14-2002, 08:53 AM
last chance to see him at 11:30am EST USA or view the video at <a href="http://www.stricq.com/pictures/BillTechTV.mpg">http://www.stricq.com/pictures/BillTechTV.mpg</A>. The last time I checked this link (at 8:06a CST) is lagged. Anyone found another link or a mirror site to this video?
03-14-2002, 09:19 AM
Mail sent there is bouncing. Send me the file over ICQ and I'll put it on my webserver ASAP.
UIN# 13374541 , "Seehund"
03-14-2002, 09:24 AM
(Hm, forgot I was logged out)
I do have a cable modem, so it wouldn't take an unbearable amount of time.
So at least start your Gnutella client then! :)
And send it to me, see details in post above.
03-14-2002, 09:53 AM
You can download the first half at:
Seems they are still downloading themselves atm as the file
has grown a few mb since my first try.
03-14-2002, 10:45 AM
Thanks to Whom ever, for making the MPEG and thanks also posting the URL for the MPEG!
03-14-2002, 03:37 PM
Hmmm 70MB, are phone line #$@# big time up here in Alaska
03-14-2002, 07:24 PM
the video at http://www.stricq.com/pictures/BillTechTV.mpg.
Ive put this file on my kazaa share. search for BillTechTV in the videos section and you should find it.
Only have a 56K link so hopefully others will start mirroring it on kazaa soon. My computers only 24 hours a day and not doing much at the moment so go ahead and download if youve got the patience to wait for it.
03-14-2002, 07:29 PM
wooopse that would be me forgetting to log in again. And where I said "My computers only 24 hours a day" was ment to be My computer is online 24 hours a day :)
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