Exhibition Floor Attendee Interviews
By Monika Halkort
Sudakashina Sarkar, Mutlimedia Student
"What's this? Oh, streaming video. Great! Can you do that live? I'm a
student and am trying to learn all there is to know about the Web."
"The coolest thing are the pool tables. I haven't seen that at a conference
Glen Bever, System Architect
"I like the conference because it's small. You really get to talk to people
at the booth. In my field there are databases and heavy traffic
solutions. So I was collecting infromation on object oriented databases.
This netcasting might be an interesting thing to do, I'll pass on
information about what's possible."
"This can't be streaming on the Internet, do you have a VCR behind the booth?"
American living in Japan
"I just popped in trying to educate myself about the latest technology.
I live in Japan, and it seems we are still way behind as far as the Web
goes over there- at least by half a year, a year even. So instead of
reading Japanese computer magazines, which takes me quite a while, I come
over here and get a hands on experience of what the latest technology is
Chris Stone, Product Manager
"The whole idea about the web was to take television to another realm.
Right now the web is still very static. But walking around
WebINNOVATION I learned we are finally getting there. Seems all the
tools and technolgies are catching up to what the Web is all about.
Live video/audio bradcasts and dynamic 3D Worlds. That's the future!
I love 3D, VRML, streaming video. That's the stuff that will make it
"I am just trying to keep up with what's going on in order to know enough
for making the right decisions for my company. I will never really be
an expert, tools and technology change way too quickly for that.
But I do my best. I am trying not to get lost in the noise."
"I am just gazing. Collecting stuff for my production crew. But so far I
haven't seen anything that really turned me on.
The whole event seems a little diffused, not focused. What's the overall
goal of this? I haven't figured it out yet, maybe I will.
This is the first time that I actually have been able to take a closer look
at all the different products presented here. But so far I am not all that
"We are looking for audio tools do do live broadcasts on the web. We want
to do radio shows. What's the best software to do that ? Real Audio, or is
there something else?"
"MediaCast- yeah, we know you, we know Jon Luini and have followed him for
quite sometime, he's cool!"