|Birthname||Christopher Clinton Andrews|
|born on||13 August 1956 at 15:15 (= 3:15 PM )|
|Place||Morrisville, Vermont, 44n34, 72w36|
|Timezone||EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||20°59' 26°01 Asc. 07°17'|
American entrepreneur who worked with digital media, electronic publishing, and the Internet. He was the first CD-ROM producer, and he launched the first CD-Recordable system which began the "user generated content" revolution. He developed technologies in other areas including live webcasting, use of audio and video on the internet, and intellectual property.
Andrews was the author of "The Education of a CD-ROM Publisher - An Insiders History of Electronic Publishing."
Andrews' story was featured in a profile on CBS' 60 Minutes. In 2001, he began to pursue the restitution of a building in Vienna, Austria that was taken from his family by the Nazis in World War II. This became a life-changing experience for him, making him an activist in particular in World War II restitution.
Andrews also worked at Hewlett-Packard, NewsBank, Meridian Data, and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. He launched several companies including the webcast software company Livecast, the multimedia publishing company UniDisc, and VentureMakers LLC - an intellectual property development company.
Chris Andrews died on 13 June 2012 at age 55 in Los Altos, California.
Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.
- Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
- Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
- Notable : Famous : First in Field (First CD-ROM producer)