NET CAFE, from A to G (1996) Stewart Cheifet

Net Cafe: Adventure Travel Online (1/22/1999)

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Adventure Travel Online (1/22/1999)

Computers and the Internet get a bad rap for keeping people alone, in dark rooms, staring at a screen. Instead many people are using the Web to find out about places they can go and things they can do. Originally broadcast in 1999.



For people who can't, or don't care to be adventurous in their traveling, the Web offers a perfect way to travel vicariously. An extreme case is the solo Around-the-World yacht race currently being run. Very few people would ever undertake such a trip, but thanks to the Internet and the AroundAlone Web site, you are able to follow the drama of the race as never before in real time as it develops over many months.

US National Park Service

Among the most popular places for Americans looking to find adventurous travel are the nation's many National Parks. The US National Park Service manages some of the most popular travel destinations in the world, ranging from urban sites to hi... (read more)

Documentary Description

Net Cafe was the world's most widely distributed television series covering the Internet revolution during the height of the dot com boom. The series was broadcast throughout the United States and in more than one hundred other countries for six years, from 1996 through 2002. It was hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Jane Wither, and Andrew deVries.

The weekly program went behind the scenes of the World Wide Web to meet the people and explore the culture of the new "wired" generation. The series featured Internet tips, a guide to the best web sites, a preview of internet startups, and interviews with the movers and shakers behind the Internet phenomenon. It introduced many new web sites to the public which are now household names such as Yahoo!, Google, and eBay.

The series has been recognized for its journalistic excellence, winning a variety of prestigious broadcast awards. It was produced on location at various internet cafes around the Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.
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