ORG University of Washington Title BIO A pioneer in streaming media, Letcher retired from the University of Washington in early 2000, where he was a Senior Software Engineer. He became Vice President of Engineering at a streaming media startup, developing a video on demand delivery system and advanced video compression technologies. First to use the Internet to stream broadcast-quality video (Seattle-San Francisco, Sept. 98), he developed new ways to bring high quality media to worldwide audiences. He is now a streaming media consultant and employed as an advisor to the Research Channel. A consummate nerd, he lives in a computer-controlled house in the woods and likes to make home movies using digital video.