Poor Man's Streaming


I reported on Dana Moore's talk about using Jabber in highly available agent networks for DARPA a few days ago. I wasn't able to go to his and Rich Kilmer's talk yesterday on using Ruby as the control language, but Jon Udell did and offers a video interview of Dana and Rick after the talk. The interview itself is interesting in its own right, but the meta-story is interesting as well. Jon did the interview with an iSight and his TiBook. He then just uploaded the Quicktime file to a server. No streaming infrastructure needed. Most players start playing right away nowadays, so unless you're doing something live, you don't really need streaming. Creating something like this is relatively simple and is vastly under-used as far as I can see.