Over the weekend MacCentral
brought readers news
that host Shawn King had parted company with the Mac Show Live. In an official statement, the show’s producers said that Shawn left citing “philosophical differences,” but pledged to continue the program. Now King himself has announced his own plans.
King will start a new show called
Your Mac Life. If you have trouble accessing the URL, however, don’t fret — the domain name was just registered and may not have propagated to your ISP quiet yet. King also warned that the Web site up now is simply a “placeholder,” and that the real one will debut on March 6, 2002.
For the past several years, King has been the host of a QuickTime-streamed Webcast every Wednesday night that is dedicated to all things Macintosh-related. The show has hosted numerous Mac luminaries and technical experts from just about every walk of Mac life.
Explaining that he doesn’t want to limit the experience of the new show just to audio, King remarked, “My vision is for a show that brings together all kinds of technology and serves it to the audience in a fun, entertaining and informative way.”
King later remarked that the show’s QuickTime capabilities will gain enhancements, and promised to “blow away” the audience once the official launch happens.
Your Mac Life will be Webcast during the same slot that Mac Show Live listeners have grown accustomed to — 6 to 8 pm Pacific Time (9 to 11 Eastern).
“Apple is consistent with their Digital Hub message and I believe it is a good one and one the will be reflected to a certain extent with the new show,” said King.
“The new show will be much the same as the old one – but we will lose no audience due to any charges or membership fees. Judging from the feedback I’ve received in the past few days, I am confident that we will keep a lot of our old listeners and, with your help, even increase our numbers,” he said.
In related news, Java-based chat service
World Without Borders
said that they will air a Shawn King broadcast this Wednesday; this particular segment will be a pre-recorded broadcast that will recap Macworld Expo San Francisco, which took place earlier this month. In order to participate, all you’ll need is a Java-enabled Web browser.