The Sound of History: From Edison to Marconi to Bourne!

It’s easy to take the latest and greatest technologies for granted. Like electricity (which still amazes me), once we start using a specific technology on a daily basis, it’s as if it were there for hundreds of years. However, as recently as 15 years ago, delivering digital sound in a way similar to broadcast radio over the Web was just a dream. This news program video covers NetRadio and its founder, Scott Bourne, who started the world’s first internet radio station in the 1990’s.

In the interview which aired in 1995, Bourne talks about his company and the technology behind it, and I found it very interesting–it’s kind of like Star Trek meets 60 minutes. I’ve known Scott for a number of years and I highly recommend you check out his new hairstyle on one of his many podcasts and websites. One of my favorites is the iLifeZone podcast, which he hosts, along with two very knowledgeable and entertaining co-hosts: Derrick Story and Chris Breen. And if you’d like to listen to an interview I did with Scott, you can find it here.

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