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March 27th, 2002


A lot of people think that having a television station dedicated to technology is an idea whose time has passed. TechTV (formerly ZDTV) is the only station of its kind, and though I originally agreed with “people,” I’m kind of warming up to the station and I feel like they’ve hit their stride.

Perhaps it’s because Chris Pirillo has a show (I’ve been on his mailing lists for years), or maybe it’s because people from our company occasionally appear on Screen Savers (one was on yesterday, as a matter of fact). And while a lot of the talk (most of it, really) is below me, I do enjoy checking out episodes of Fresh Gear (and no, it’s not just to watch Sumi Das — who even has a fan site dedicated to her) or Audio File. And shows like Call for Help and Screen Savers are good for the “average” computer user — it’s something your parents should watch to learn more about their computer.

So, even if TechTV seems kind of passe, they are still offering up some interesting programming, even if it’s a little light on the geek-talk.

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: Paul [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday March 27, 2002 -- 9:46:23 am
I agree. We now get TechTV (yay) and while I don't think it's the super best tech channel ever (that'd be HSN), it's quite good.

The schedule is also repetitive enough to prevent really missing a show.

FROM: Matt
DATE: Wednesday March 27, 2002 -- 2:06:02 pm
Does Pinger Fresh host Fresh Gear?

FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday March 27, 2002 -- 3:57:04 pm
You seem to imply that Sumi Das is not reason enough to watch Fresh Gear? Hot babe - gadget geek, what else do you need in a woman??
(Yes, I realize she is just reading the cue cards, and probably can't boot a PC on her own - but hey, I'm married with kids, let me have my fantasy ;)

FROM: yanek
DATE: Thursday March 28, 2002 -- 11:20:09 am
How about that. It was just last weekend that I "discovered" TechTV. I sat there watching, saying: "Wow, these guys are saying exactly what I would about everything." I think it was an AMD processor discussion they were on at that point. Seems like a good channel. I signed up for all their SPAM.

DATE: Saturday July 27, 2002 -- 1:26:18 am
What's TechTV?

FROM: kate [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday August 4, 2002 -- 4:49:28 pm
Ben, TechTV is a cable channel devoted to technology. It is awesome. Call your cable company and tell them, "I want my TechTV!" Also, check out their website:

FROM: Alex [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday September 8, 2002 -- 2:41:17 am
TechTV is amazing... It's all I watch. The ScreenSavers is my favorite, I can't wait to see the new set! The stuff about it on the website looks pretty cool.

FROM: Gene
DATE: Tuesday September 10, 2002 -- 6:50:22 pm
Damn Yankees! I used to get TechTV but then the ass-wiping YES network took over annnnd Voom! no more Screen Savers (i watched it religiously)

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