AutoAlex was written in the Spring of 1998. Alex Bennett had recently left KITS FM and was running a show from his website in Real Audio format. I wrote this small application in Visual Basic 5.0 so that it could check for the existance of a new media file and play it at a user specified time. After showing this application to Mr. Bennett the application was updated so that a Windows registry file could be downloaded from his site to allow additional shows to dynamically be made available to the users. This is a nice example how a small amount of code can make a process easier.

A few years later after Alex and I had both moved to New York City, me via a 3 year stopover in Seattle, we had lunch and Alex mentioned that we are the grandfather's of what is now called Podcasting.

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