Live Video Chat With Rob Reid, Author Of 'Year Zero' About Aliens & Copyright

from the ask-some-questions dept

As mentioned earlier this week, at 12:30pm PT/3:30pm ET today, we’re hosting a live video chat with Rob Reid, the author of Year Zero, our Techdirt Book Club book of the month for July. Rob will be joining me at our offices, and we’ll be broadcasting the conversation via Google Hangouts on Air. We’ll be posting the embed beneath this text, so it should stream live if you’re reading this while the conversation is ongoing. If you’re here afterwards, the video should be replayable below.

If you have any questions that you’d like to ask Rob during this conversation, please tweet with the hashtag #yearzero. We will be monitoring that tweetstream and will try to take some questions from the audience.

This is the first time that we’re doing something like this via a video stream, rather than a text chat. Please bear with us in case there are technical difficulties. It is very much an experiment, but hopefully provides a worthwhile experience.

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Ruquay Calloway says:

This video not available

Hm… I’ve tried every browser I have, and even booted up my windows virtual machine and tried every browser there to try to see the streaming video.

It’s a big bummer, because I was really hoping to submit questions and take part… somehow it seems silly to post my questions on twitter and then watch the answers much later when the video is eventually working (presumably).

fairuse (profile) says:

Re: Re: [AC declares book club flop]

I am biting on the AC’s troll because I think — even if one person is influenced to give the book a try then the time spent doing the live meet and the post processing needed to make the interview available to everyone, except for locations where government meddles and blocks it, is not a flop.

I did not know the book existed until I watched the file copy video in this post. I took the time to look up the publisher. Based on the one audio clip the publisher made downloadable (mp3) I went to my Audible account and bought it. Got to give the publisher a thumbs up for making; hardbound , e-book & audiobook. Not commenting on the price point each has except that it is borderline too high on audio version.

So, by my measurement system the video interview is successful.

-d
note: This comment will be included in my book review to be posted in my journal.

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