TechByter Worldwide

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An hour's worth of technology news in about 20 minutes




Read or Listen, It's Your Choice ....

Listen to the current podcast.

The weekly podcast offers an hour's worth of technology news in about 20 minutes. As an old radio guy, I know that commercials, jingles, news headlines, weather, and sports consume most of the hour. If you're lucky, you'll have about 17 minutes each hour to provide useful information.

TechByter Worldwide eliminates the stuff you're not interested in and gives you what you want in about one third of the time. The CURRENT PODCAST is here.

Read the current program.

TechByter Worldwide is updated every week. The program dates are always on Sunday because that's when the radio program used to air, but the latest news is usually on the website no later then 7pm (Eastern time) on Friday prior to the publication date.

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Check the latest technology news.

No matter how hard I try, I can't cover everything every week.

Lots of useful, believable sources exist for news about hardware, software, and online services. The TechByter RSS service summarizes the news you need.

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High Tech. Plain English.

That's the tag line I used for several years starting in the mid 1980s when Technology Corner became a part of WTVN Radio's Sunday morning line-up. And at that time the DEC VT100 terminal was high tech!

Today things are somewhat different. We can carry in our pockets 30,000 CDs, 1000 of the books we'd most like to read when we have time, and 500 movies that we want to watch.

TechByter has changed, too. It's no longer Technology Corner. And it's no longer just on WTVN radio. WTVN's signal covers Ohio and bits of the surrounding states, but the TechByter website and podcast are read and listened to by people from coast to coast in the United States and from countries in Europe and Asia as well as Australia and New Zealand. (If you're a reader or listener in South America or Antarctica, please let me know!)

The exact origin of the program is lost, but it began sometime in the mid 1980s. In those days, computers had no hard drives, 256KB of memory, 5¼-inch floppy disks that really did flop, "big" monitors with a 12-inch diagonal measurement, video systems with 16 colors and no graphics, and processor speeds of 5MHz or less. Today people carry around 100GB hard drives in their shirt pocket, anything with embedded memory has at least 1000KB, floppy disks have been replaced by USB drives, monitors are huge and display millions of colors, and processor speeds are measured in gigaHertz.

Thanks for listening and reading for all those years!