Ok, so you might know that @LeoLaporte is a hero of mine. I know @ZackLuye knows that, he just LOVES to point out his affiliations to my technology heroes haha. I even went as far as moving to the area of California where Leo lives and even worked at the Starbucks he always goes to for his coffee in Petaluma!
Stalker much? Meh, maybe. Never did meet him though.
This morning Leo mentioned something that popped up on the web about him in the latest This Week in Google, one of Leo’s podcasts. There was something on the internet that said, “Leo Laporte makes $1″
I looked it up. Turns out Leo Laporte makes $1.5 million a year doing his TWiT network, not $1 haha. While reading more about him, I stumbled onto this video where he talks his rise from radio to broadcast TV and then to where he is today, self-distributed internet podcasting.
Click here to view the video (can’t embed…)
It’s a great video if you have the time to watch all forty minutes. But the point of this blog post is his Dev Null character on his MSNBC show, The Site. Leo makes fun of this character, so I don’t feel so bad doing the same. Because the producers, of his own show, didn’t think he’d be good for video across Soledad O’Brien, they made him a horrible looking 3D character.
And what’s more? I found another video of Devnull where he gets a $29.95 upgrade, the character doesn’t hide the fact that he is computer based. The cheap upgrade doesn’t work so well, and Devnull get’s even more messed up looking. Why does this interest me? Mostly cause I’m a nerd. When Snow Leopard came out, Leo went on and on about how it wasn’t a REAL upgrade to Leopard for the Mac. Making the point that it wasn’t a totally new operating system, but more of an expansive service pack. What Leo stressed the most though? How for $29.95, this was a fantastic value adding upgrade. So if you’re a total nerd, it might be funny/interesting. Probably just to me though…
So there you go. Oh and Leo. If Pure Media & Marketing doesn’t hire me, hows about you make a move? hehe
Time to run downtown to pay my rent and then get to class. Catch you later!
- Visiting the TWiT Studios (itsjustjustin.com)