TechTV Forever started about 10 years ago, born out of the disappointment and frustration that our much-loved TV network dedicated to technology had been snapped up by a TV network that, as we feared at the time and learned as it happened, was dedicated to improving its viewership numbers and reach at the cost of everything that made that network worth watching and everything those of us who enjoyed it held dear. It was a tough time, and we all came together to keep track of our favorite personalities, their activities, their new and future projects, and where they went after TechTV went off the air, and we’ve done a great job at that!
Times change though. A while back we asked you what you thought, where we should go from here, and while we know plenty of you are out there, it seems like many of you were as stumped as we are!
These days even some of our favorite podcast projects, like Tekzilla over at Revision3, are slowing down or shutting down, and it’s not for lack of tech programming on the web – TWiT is still running strong, YouTube is packed with unboxing videos, reviews, software tutorials, and more tech videos than you could ever watch – not to mention tons of old TechTV programs that have been uploaded to the web.
A number of our favorite personalities are still podcasting and still dishing out great information, like Patrick Norton over on This Week in Computer Hardware and Leo Laporte on the eponymous This Week in Tech, to name a few. Even more are doing their own things in different areas, and we support all of them wholeheartedly.
That said, it’s time for our experiment to wrap itself up. We’re putting a lid on TechTVForever (or as some of you know us, BeyondTechTV), but we’re not screwing that lid on too tightly. We’ll still be around, if there’s still big news we’ll update, and we’ll do our best to keep the links on this site up to date and pointing to the right projects, social streams, and shows that our favorite personalities are working on. And of course, as always, if you have tips and more information, leave them for us in the comments here, or anywhere on the site.
It’s been an amazing 10 years watching technology evolve and change, and watching our favorite tech reporters, enthusiasts, journalists, and fans evolve with it. Here’s to the future!