When I was HotWired's technology columnist (1996-1997), HotWired put out a weekly radio show called HotSeat. Hosted by John McChesney, this was Internet radio for the geekiest geeks. But while we occasionally digressed into the geekiest of geekness, we had a great time and had a loyal listenership.
In each of the shows, a leader from the computer industry went up against one of HotWired's columnists. We traded questions, comments, and jokes.
HotSeat is gone, but you can still listen the clips on the web. You can download a list of all of the shows.
The list below are the shows that I participated in.
- ActiveX: Security bane or Web boon? (7 March 1997)
- Software that keeps an eye on employee Web surfing (28 February 1997)
- How the Internet may realistically be archived (21 February 1997)
- Paul Garrin wants to be master of his own domains (6 December 1996)
- Why the phone company hates your cheapo Net connection (8 November 1996)
- Author Beth Weise on gender in cyberspace (4 October 1996)
- Marc Andreessen channels Galileo, aka Navigator 4.0 (6 September 1996)
- Bob Metcalfe on the death of the Net (30 August 1996)
- Sun's Eric Schmidt wraps up the browser war (23 August 1996)
- Browser wars - Microsoft's Brad Chase defends the faith (16 August 1996)
- Has the Spam King reformed? Jeff Slaton speaks. (9 August 1996)