NerdTV out
September 7, 2005 8:49 AM   Subscribe

The first episode of NerdTV is out but the site is so inundated with users that the official torrent is the only way to get a copy at the moment. It's an online-only series featuring hour long episodes filled with interviews done by Robert Cringely.
posted by mathowie (15 comments total)
the official torrent is the only way to get a copy at the moment

Hmm. Direct download link worked fine for me.
posted by shawnj at 9:05 AM on September 7, 2005

And for that torrent link I gots me a 404.
posted by zardoz at 9:17 AM on September 7, 2005

Sounded interesting right up to the part where you mentioned Cringely.
posted by keswick at 9:31 AM on September 7, 2005

He's not a very good interviewer.. still interesting though.
posted by foot at 10:02 AM on September 7, 2005

He isn't a very good columnist either.
posted by angry modem at 10:15 AM on September 7, 2005

Cringley's phone goes off during the interview with Andy Hertzfeld. Very professional.

Cringley: put your phone on silent mode and edit that shit out of the final cut!
posted by foot at 10:27 AM on September 7, 2005

Impressive list of guests lined up. After November who is left?
posted by stbalbach at 10:28 AM on September 7, 2005

Gave up on the direct cause it was so sloooooow. Would like to find a torrent but the link above is still 404.
posted by omnidrew at 10:56 AM on September 7, 2005

Foot: It is open source TV! You are allowed to edit out that part yourself!

posted by furiousxgeorge at 11:09 AM on September 7, 2005

the torrent link works fine for me, odd.
posted by mathowie at 12:21 PM on September 7, 2005

Direct download and torrent are dead for me.
posted by blendor at 2:18 PM on September 7, 2005

NerdTV: Dead for me.
posted by y6y6y6 at 2:36 PM on September 7, 2005

It will be interesting to see if this works better than IT conversations, which for those who haven't tried it is mp3s that you can download that have conversations with IT people. The ones with Steve Wozniak and Will Wright are really cool and they regularly churn out good interviews and talks from good people and give them time enough to really get into a subject.

NerdTV has the advantage and disadvantage of being TV. You can't watch it and ride a bike (well, perhaps you could once) but people doing talks could show stuff on the board.

Is there a word for this kind of TV show BTW? Blogovision or some other such neologism?
posted by sien at 4:13 PM on September 7, 2005

Fixed BitTorrent link.

The TV aspect seems kind of redundant as it's just video of somebody's head for an hour; they seem to recognize that by offering ogg, aac, and mp3 downloads of the interviews.
posted by zsazsa at 8:46 PM on September 7, 2005

Yeah.... that's kinda what I was thinking, too, zsazsa.

After watching one of these things, I still have no idea what Cringely looks like. Not that it matters that much... but it does seem a little odd, given that he's like the host of the show or something.

It's nice to see pbs trying something new, though. Bittorrent! I mean... that's something different. Maybe a successful experiment will help other parts of pbs look towards free distribution methods as well.
posted by ph00dz at 3:46 AM on September 8, 2005

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