Home on the Web

By Richard Borreca

Friday, August 9, 1996

Richard Borreca is on vacation

Republicans pledge
live video feed via Internet

Bill Clinton and Al Gore may want to rethink this information superhighway stuff after they see what the Republicans have done with it in San Diego.

To kick off the Republican convention starting Monday the GOP has launched an Internet site for the most easily distracted political junkie.

The Web site at http://www.convention96.rnc.org/ proclaims itself as the "first cyber-convention with gavel-to-gavel coverage."

If you aren't into the GOP platform, you might just want to flip over a couple of the pages with multimedia.

The Republicans are promising to broadcast live from the San Diego Convention Center, with the biggest live video feed ever push over the Internet.

To do that you will need a sound card and speakers, along the CU-SEEME software available from GOP free software page.

You will be able to chat live with GOP advisers and policymakers in specially designed Internet forums. You will also get to roam the convention halls with with GOP operatives who will describe events as they happen on the convention floor.

If spending that much time with the Republicans, however, gives you the hives, you can get briefed on the upcoming Democratic National Convention by voting for http://www.democrats.org/party/convention/.

"Home on the Web" is a weekly Friday feature of the Star-Bulletin.
Richard Borreca can be reached by e-mail at rborreca@pixi.com

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