Internet Streaming Process Gets Patent Pending Process

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Process now held by educational Book Broadcasting Network to “personalize” the Internet

San Francisco, CA – May 30th, 2000

In the future, when you turn on your computer to see a famous author, politician, professor or business executive speak, the speaker will be able to see and hear you when you ask a question.

And so will everyone else logged on to that site.

The process is a form of streaming both ways, similar to video conferencing, but using the Internet’s bandwidth capabilities to hook up thousands, perhaps millions of people at the same time. It also accomplishes something that the Internet has been edging towards for the last several years: personalization.

The process is the brainchild of Daniel F. Vojir, president of Strictly Books, Inc. “We’re putting together an entire author-interview series on the Internet called Book Broadcasting Network,” he said. “And when we thought that one of the programs, Strictly Books for Kids needed to be as interactive as possible, I said, ‘since kids love to see and hear themselves, why can’t we have a process that allows them to do just that?’” At first, Vojir thought of applying for a very specific patent with only the kids’ program in mind, however the concept was found to be so broad, that it could revolutionize the computer industry and could draw Internet users into the ambit of the interview so that they become a part of the author-interview audience. “Since many people know that bi-directional streaming (part of the title of the patent) is in the future, it was like finding out that the patent for the safety pin was still waiting to be applied for.”

“I have to give credit to Ron Daggett of Diversified Media Services in helping to draft the patent design, since I’m not quite literate in computer schematics,” Vojir said. “People have great ideas every day, but if you don’t have someone you can trust to help you work on that idea, it might as well stay where it originated – in your mind.”

The process could also be seen as a “jump start” to personalizing the Internet. Vojir hosts a book program on Talk America Radio Networks – Strictly Books - so when he asked one of his authors, a psychologist, about audio-video interchange, the author replied that the computer screen will change from an “electronic babysitter” to a process he called “Emotional Bandwidth.”

Strictly Books, Inc. is a start-up company hoping to build a personalized network of programs featuring books, authors, publishers, retailers and distributors under one site and aired by a major portal. It does not consider itself to be e-commerce, but Internet Broadcasting instead.

For more information concerning the process and its applications, plus more about Strictly Books, Inc. and Book Broadcasting Network, simply e-mail strictly@bookpromo.com or call 415-626-2665.

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