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Chris Andrews

Born: Aug 13, 1956

Death: Jan 1, 2012

Birthplace: Morrisville

Nationality: United States

Chris Andrews

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1956
Date of Death : Jan 1, 2012
Birth Place : Morrisville

Chris Andrews has been an important figure in the evolution of today's Information Society. He is a pioneer in digital media, electronic publishing, and the Internet. He was the world's first CD-ROM producer, launched the first CD-Recordable system which began the "user generated content" revolution, and has developed new technologies in other areas including live webcasting, use of audio and video on the internet, and intellectual property. Chris is the author of the twice-published book "The Education of a CD-ROM Publisher - An Insiders History of Electronic Publishing." ISBN 978-0-9664586-0-2 Chris' life story has been featured in the media including profiles on CBS' 60 Minutes and other international media. 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. Chris also worked at Hewlett-Packard, NewsBank, Meridian Data, and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

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