High Tech Hawai'i
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
8:00 - 9:00pm
Cable Channel 55

Podcasting: What's the Big Deal?
Todd Cochrane, GeekNewsCentral.com
Peter Kay, Technology Inventor and Entrepreneur
Ryan K. Ozawa, Citizen Media Advocate

David Lassner, Chief Information Officer, University of Hawai'i

Podcasting has emerged as the current high tech buzz. Many people think it has something to do with iPods. And most people are genuinely amazed to find out about the number and variety of content sources -- ranging from the President of the United States and college professors to programmers and pornographers. Several of our guests believe that podcasting will be the "Next Big Thing." But for a trend that has achieved as much publicity in a short time as podcasting, some observers believe there are still relatively few actual listeners and that the hype far exceeds the reality

So what exactly is podcasting? Why should you care? And what should you do about it?

Hawaii is blessed with podcasting expertise to help you answer those questions. The tenth season of High Tech Hawaii will open with a stimulating and informed review of podcasting. The show will feature one of Hawaii's foremost technology pundits, Peter Kay, along with local "New Media" guru Ryan K. Ozawa, and podcasting expert Todd Cochrane, who literally "wrote the book" on podcasting. Join host David Lassner as these three guests illuminate how podcasting works, how it's being used, what's happening with podcasting in Hawaii, and how you can get started as a podcast consumer or producer.

High Tech Hawai'i is a live monthly call-in show produced by the University of Hawaii to shed light on high technology activities within the state. It airs live on the fourth Tuesday of each month during the academic year from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. High Tech Hawai'i can be seen on PEG Access cable channel 55 throughout the state. It is cablecast live on all islands except Maui where it is tape-delayed.A live webcast is available anywhere on the Internet at: <http://www.hawaii.edu/hth>. During the live airing of the program, questions may be called in to 956-5670 from Oahu or 800-342-7949 (neighbor islands) or sent by email to hth@hawaii.edu.

Now in its 10th year of production, previous High Tech Hawaii shows have highlighted diverse topics such as: Ulukau - the Hawaiian Electronic Library, the Pacific Telecommunications Council, Cool Technology Gifts, Computer and Network Security, the UH Academy for Creative Media, Spam, the Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii, Identity Theft, Kakaako as a High Tech Hub for Hawaii, High Tech Approaches to Teaching Languages, Kids & Networking, IT in the Travel Industry, Technology & Romance, the Hawaii-China Technology Connection, Hawaiian Music and the Internet, the State Legislature and Technology, IT Education and Training, Data Centers in Hawaii, Wireless Network Technologies, Telecom Regulation, Electronic Commerce, Telemedicine, Distance Learning, and Assistive Technologies for the Disabled.

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