Thus, you may wish to use the following procedure: when you click on the link, if your browser then gives you a message with the choices "open it" or "save it to disk" you may want to "save it" rather than playing the video immediately when downloaded. This will take no longer and gives you the option of playing it again, should you wish, from your hard drive -- without having to wait for it to download a second time.
How long will the downloading take?
It depends on a number of variables, including how busy the server is when you begin downloading and the speed of your modem. A 56K modem may download at, say, 10 KB/second; a 28K modem may download at, say, 3KB/second. Therefore, if you are downloading a 3 MB file, it will take 1000 seconds (about 17 minutes) at 3KB/second and 300 seconds (about 5 minutes) at 10KB/second. These estimates should enable you to calculate how much time will be required, and then do something else while the downloading takes place -- or come back later when the server and lines are faster.
Obviously, these clips -- selected to be illustrative of a range of times, and types of appearances -- are made available primarily simply to show appearance and style. Anyone interested in content, by contrast, should visit the "Recent Publications" list on the main Web page, or the archives of earlier publications and transcripts.
-- N.J. January 4, 1999 [January 7, 1999]
|District Parent Organization Forum,
September 1, 1998
||This 37-second (3.2 MB) excerpt
is from one of the panel discussions during Johnson's 1998 successful campaign
for Iowa City [Iowa] Community School District Board of Directors.
|KGAN-TV2 [Cedar Rapids, Iowa] "Big
||This brief 14-second (1.3 MB) news
clip regarding Internet regulation is illustrative of Johnson's occasional
role as a source for journalists.
|American Management Association
("AMA by Satellite"), "Impact of New Technology on the 21st Century Office"),
September 20, 1995
||The AMA delivers distance education
to its members throughout North America by satellite. Johnson was asked
to moderate, and present at, this session. This is a 51-second (4.4 MB)
excerpt from the introduction to his main presentation.
|CTAM, September 14, 1987
||Johnson's public lecture business
often takes him to trade association conventions. This is a relatively
long, 1:11 (6.2 MB) clip from a cable executives' meeting. Johnson was
an early FCC advocate for cable television in its infancy (when
it was opposed by broadcasters and the Commission). He nonetheless agreed
to take an anti-cable stance in this debate with former FCC Chair Dick
Wiley. Johnson was able to deliver his attacks on the cable executives
in a way that brought them to laughter and applause.
|Hearings on Scientific Advisory
Committee on TV and Social Behavior (Progress Report, Surgeon General's
Scientific Advisory Committee on Television and Social Behavior) Before
the Subcommittee on Communications of the Senate Committee on Commerce,
92nd Congress, 1st Session, September 28, 1971.
||Johnson has often testified before
U.S. House and Senate Committees. On this occasion, his testimony was filmed
as part of a Canadian Film Board documentary. This 35-second (3.1 MB) excerpt
from an exchange with Senator Howard Baker is perhaps illustrative of why
John Kenneth Galbraith once characterized Johnson as "the citizen's least
frightened friend in Washington."