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Robin Williams Hits the Net

Techstination feature for Wednesday, April 5, 2000

You know him as Mork, Mrs. Doubtfire, Patch Adams or maybe, as the Bicentennial Man. Thanks to the Internet, you can get to know him better. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a report on computers and technology. Robin Williams been called the funniest man in America... .

"That's a rough one. That's like, oh yeah... . I'm funnier than you Robin! Especially walk around New York... I know people funnier than you. I know you do Tommy, it's okay."

Well, now he's blending that crazy humor with wide ranging interviews in a weekly half hour program that can be downloaded onto personal computers and handheld players as well. Interviews? Everyone from George Lucas to Mario Cuomo. You can sample some of them for free at

"This isn't the Robin Williams most people know." "Well I mean, like the lady in the airport... Be zany! What? Be zany! Oh, you mean zany. Oh, yeah! It's like, lady, I can do that sometimes, but sometimes in an airport they'll arrest you if you're too zany. Sure, they'll be wild kinds of moments of that, but there's also other times when it's nice to slow it down a bit."

Robin Williams never seems to slow it down for long. And he loves technology...

"A couple of things that I do online. One is play games." "What games do you play?" "Oh, God. The Sims, Rainbow Six. I mean, people say that's a violent game. I know, but I'm not armed, so relax."

Again you can find him at, and you can listen to our full interview with Robin Williams at Bootcamp,

"Many of you have never moved a mouse and downloaded a file. Drop down and give me 50 megabytes."

I'm Fred Fishkin, for CBS News.