RE:Multimedia coming soon...
Glad you chimed in... so are you telling me at your recent work with UMASS your web education media was always limited by analog lines so there is no point in lowering the quality of the media clips?
If so, the reality could be that video clips will be offered for the byte-advantaged, and the analog guys (like me from home) will be given either realmedia (blurry but small) or mpegs with frame rates that appear to be choppy slide shows. I'd be better off just doing image-based slideshows for modem users, at least jpeg's are crisp and beautiful.
You've given me much food for thought,