This is the user page for Peter Frishauf.
I am best known as the founder of Medscape in 1995. Although I have no affiliation with the current owners of Medscape, WebMD, I continue to write for the site, and contribute articles and video editorials. In 2005 I wrote a history of the site.
I live on the wonderful island of Manhattan, in the world's greatest city, New York. I enjoy life here with Katharine Rice, my best friend and companion since 1972, and two furry felines,, Ganzo and Jamie.
Professionally, I work as a medical information consultant, but also spend considerable time helping start-up entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations, including VisionHero, Inc creators of VisionHero a Vision Zero education program, The Alumni & Friends of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, nycwireless, a community wireless organization, Transportation Alternatives, a pedestrian and cyclists advocacy group, and New York City Health Business Leaders. Companies I am involved in with are Crossix Solutions, MedPage Today, Context Matters, Wellthie, and Vitals.
I am intrigued by the potential of a Wikipedia for easier location-based wireless content. If portable devices know where we are, why can't we access information about our location, and edit/contribute to it, on the spot with Wikipedia? In the future, perhaps such nomadic content will be accessed and edited as frequently as Wikipedia is today.
I'm interested in the social impact of computing, and empowering individuals through the Internet. Wikipedia does that. I think it's the most important thing to happen on the Internet since the Web itself! I support it financially, and as a user. And I hope everyone who reads this page does the same. Just click here.
- Lundberg,G: “The First 10 Years of Medscape, 1995-2005: From Delusion through Vision to a Culture” MedGenMed May 20, 2005. (Free Registration Required)
- Medical journalism masters program of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill