Leo Laporte

Leo Laporte

Podcaster, tech pundit, and Chief TWiT

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON August 30, 2015

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Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
Hi, I’m Leo Laporte. You may remember me from ZDTV or TechTV. For the past 10 years I’ve been attempting to recreate TechTV brick-by-brick on the Internet at TWiT.tv. With the launch of The New Screen Savers I feel like we’re getting close. Is there anything you’d like to know? Ask me anything - I’ll be answering full time for an hour but I’ll come back throughout the rest of the week to see if there are any other lingering questions.
Jeff Needles
Jeff Needles@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@leolaporte What is the most ridiculous gadget you've ever used and had the reaction... "I spent money on this?"
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@jsneedles actually Jeff, the silliest gadget I ever received was a gift from you! That butter slicer. Wow! In truth the biggest waste of money was the drone that I flew exactly once. Straight up. I never saw it again.
Jeff Needles
Jeff Needles@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@leolaporte For reference: http://amzn.to/1LMhBFy 😎 It's awesome.
Judy Wagner
Judy Wagner@jfwagne
@leolaporte How do you think we can get more women in tech? Not just the young ones, but some of the women your age as well?
Judy Wagner
Judy Wagner@jfwagne
@jfwagne It sounded bad when you read it. I didn't mean to call "us" old women as I am one of them. What I really wanted was to get more women of all ages involved in tech.. Thanks.
Erik Torenberg
Erik Torenberg@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
If you were 23 in 2015, having the interests + skills + knowledge you have now, what would you do?
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@eriktorenberg My daughter Abby is 23 and I am sometimes baffled as to how I would handle the modern world were I her age today. Your generation is faced with some incredible opportunities and daunting challenges. You're growing up in the world that is threatened by ecological disaster, faced with new weapons and enemies who are invisible and hard to combat. But we have more tools now than ever before to innovate to create and learn and become actualized. I would probably be a coder. Computer programming is a true superpower. And it's a hell of a lot of fun.
Jeff Wolfers
Jeff Wolfers@jeffinlondon · Wolmac & Partners
@leolaporte Geez Leo - weapons? enemies? disaster? Quit listening to the mainstream news . They're designed to keep you frightened so big government can control you. In The Morning!
jack rometty
jack rometty@rometty_ · student
Hey Leo! Creating for the masses usually means juxtaposing creator vision and audience response. How have you navigated and learned from feedback throughout your career?
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@rometty_ Hi, Jack. I have alway tried not to chase an audience, but to do what most interests me and hope an audience will follow. Chasing an audience is a lot like chasing your tail - you'll never catch them! But I do love now the new Internet powered media has transformed audience into community. The ongoing conversations we have do help me steer our content and my delivery, for sure. It's a very deep, challenging, sometimes frustrating, most often enlivening discussion that makes what I do even more satisfying than the old "I talk, you listen" days.
jack rometty
jack rometty@rometty_ · student
@leolaporte thank you! :)
Jack Dweck
Jack Dweck@jackdweck · Product Manager at Unroll.Me
Hey Leo. Really big fan of TWiT and all you've accomplished over the years. Who has been your favorite guest and why? If you had the chance to interview anyone in the world, who would it be?
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@jackdweck Of course Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt was my favorite guest ever. JK! Actually he was pretty good but I have been very lucky to interview almost all of my heroes over the past 20 years. I have to include Woz in that list, Walter Cronkite, Steve Martin, Linus Torvalds, Larry Lessig, Douglas Engelbart, Larry Wall, Guido von Rossum, and on and on. Actually the list is quite long! As for who I would still like to interview, I think Larry Page and Sergei Brin would be quite interesting. I met them very early on when Google had just started, But I think they'd have a lot more to say now. With interviewing CEOs is there all fairly cagey and well-trained. They never say anything of real interest.
Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
😂here's my interview with @leolaporte if anyone's interested. It was an honor to be on the show:
Chuck Kahn
Chuck Kahn@chuckkahn · Assistant Editor, Freelance
@rrhoover that interview inspired me to subscribe to the Product Hunt podcast
Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
As someone who's been watching you since the TechTV days (and long-time weekly listener of TWiT), I'm super excited to have you on LIVE. 😀 Earlier this year, @kevinrose had you on Foundation (video below). I really appreciate your transparency and in the interview you said, "I don't really want to run a business." You also mentioned many challenges building a company. What's been the hardest part and do you regret any decisions you made building the TWiT network?
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@rrhoover Thanks for the plug, Ryan! And thanks for Product Hunt! Fortunately, I did the best thing possible with regards to running a business: I hired a brilliant business partner who does the stuff I am so bad at (like hiring, firing, sales, taxes, etc. etc), leaving me free to do the stuff I care most about. It's just a side benefit that Lisa, our CEO�, is also my wife! A CEO with benefits!
Mike Coutermarsh
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
@leolaporte How do you think about new shows and the keep/kill decision? How do you measure success? What kind of timeframes do you look at?
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@mscccc There aren't really any hard and fast rules to that. At this point we know, I think, pretty well what our audience expects from us and we try to give them shows they will like. Of course it's much harder to do that in practice that is in theory, and if the show doesn't develop a sufficient audience to be self-supporting we eventually have to kill it. We give most shows a year or so to grow before they're on the chopping block, but there have been very expensive shows, like Game On, which we had to axe (much to my chagrin) after nearly 13 weeks because we couldn't afford to continue. Again the discipline of bootstrapping a business forces a certain invigorating thrift.
Martin Couture
Martin Couture@mcduo · IT tech. Gecko Alliance
@leolaporte where do you see the Twit Network in 5-10 years.
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@mcduo I'm thinking, as a division of Yahoo. And I will be on a boat. See you!
Ryan Heldt
Ryan Heldt@rheldt · Developer
Hi @leolaporte -- 20 years ago, the internet was in it's infancy. Where do you see things at in the next 20 years?
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@rheldt In its adolescence.
Hi Leo!!, did you ever get that note 5 fixed? By the way, those are push bullet notifications from your android phone that you see on your laptop.
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@emann56 No, Emanual, I didn't. ATT declined to fix it and I was reluctant to send it back to Samsung. So I just pulled the stylus out as gently as I could. Yes, I did break the pen presence sensor, but that's not a huge deal. The phone, and even the stylus, still work normally. In fact, turning off pen detection seems to have increased my battery life a bit. So it's a lose-win. Still, it is an engineering flaw, and I expect Samsung will address it eventually. But by then, I'll be using a Moto X. Or an iPhone 6s.
Doug McNeil
Doug McNeil@mcneil557 · Surveyor
Twenty years from now, who will be left? Microsoft, Apple, Android, Google? And is there someone or something that will be more dominant
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@mcneil557 I think Google is doing the best job right now at creating a company that can survive the next few decades. But having said that modern history shows us that very few tech companies can survive more than 20 years. I think Larry and Sergei know that, and are doing everything they can to avoid irrelevance.
Ken Torbeck
Ken Torbeck@ktorbeck
What would you most like to do in the future on TWiT?
Mike Coutermarsh
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
@leolaporte Favorite programming language?
Don Dimuccio
Don Dimuccio@donnnie · Black & White Band (drummer)
@leolaporte Is there any way youd reconsider doing a New Years Eve Show in the future? Perhaps an abridged 12 hour version? It was truly a highlight of the holiday season and I am gonna profoundly miss it this year.
Nick Carson
Nick Carson@skrypt · Founder @Pakible
@leolaporte You mention "For the past 10 years I’ve been attempting to recreate TechTV brick-by-brick" which I've personally been witness to over the years watching you online now and on TV back in the days with Kevin Rose n crew. Do you think TWiT has surpassed TechTV (during its glory days)? In terms of viewers, value, content, or whatever you benchmark yourself against. I'd love to hear more about the goals you have set for yourself and for your team.
John Wallace
John Wallace@jmwallace74 · System Engineer
Are you building a Windows 10 Universal App so I can watch Twit on my Xbox One
@jmwallace74 they have mentioend several times on Windows Weekly that the person who built the Windows app has access to the API to build a new universal app, so i bet its coming soon
John Wallace
John Wallace@jmwallace74 · System Engineer
@jjesse Yes, I heard Leo talk about pricing the contracting an app build, but I was hoping to get an update..
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@jmwallace74 I'm not but Dimitry Lyalin is. And I'm very excited about that. Dimitry did a great Windows Phone app and works at Microsoft. He tells me he's open sourcing the XAML code. We did just contract with a company to build reference TWiT IOS and android apps. They should appear sometime early next year. Stay tuned!
Adam Williams
Adam Williams@theixle · Instructional Technology Specialist
Hey @leolaporte, what are your thoughts on an show targeted towards educators and those who support educators use of technology in the classroom or online learning environment?
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@theixle I think it's a great show idea but I don't know if it's for TWiT. We've learned over the years that our audience seems happiest when we stick to the really basic help, how-to, and news formats that we've pioneered. But that just means there's more opportunity for people, perhaps you, whose passion includes Ed Tech. It's easy to create a show now and thanks to platforms like Product Hunt and Patreon to promote and pay for it. So go to it!
Elizabeth Whitmire
Elizabeth Whitmire@elizabeth_whitmire
Hi Leo! :) I'm a frequent TWiT watcher and a big fan of you and all your hosts/staff. I was wondering about your plans for more science content on the network. You've mentioned in the past about possibly doing a new show but needing a host first - are there any developments?
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@macphyle I would love to do more science content. I think it's very important if you're covering technology that you also cover the science behind it. But, as usual, creating a new show means finding the right people to make it. We did create The New Screen Savers as a way to do a broad variety of topics, and, in fact, we do a lot of science coverage there. It's not enough but it's a start.
Elizabeth Whitmire
Elizabeth Whitmire@elizabeth_whitmire
@leolaporte Yup, I'm very glad for the New Screen Savers! :D I haven't missed an episode, and yes, that's a great start.
Do you think in the current media landscape, you either have to be super niche or super big? Is there room in the middle?
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@mlsj1 Great things about new media. There's room for everybody. The Verge, as an example, is neither niche nor mainstream. And there are many Internet broadcasts like that. Me that's one of the most important changes that the Internet and digital technology has wrought in our society. Quite literally everyone who can get online has a voice.
@leolaporte Thanks for the answer.
Joseph Akbrud
Joseph Akbrud@byteforbyte · Product Manager, CBS Interactive
@leolaporte Leo, I've been a big fan of yours since the early days of 'Call for Help' and 'The Screen Savers'. My question for you is: Do you feel that you are in any way hampered by technology when it comes to disseminating your content? Have issues such as Net Neutrality held you back?
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@byteforbyte We're big supporters of net neutrality. Without it, greedy cable or phone companies could put us out of business! However technology does fail us in some critical ways. It's still too hard to find, download, and listen to podcasts. That's one of the reasons we created a live television operation. I felt like it's easier for people just to go to a site and start watching than it is to download content for later listening.
eric winchester
eric winchester@ericwinchester · co-founder storycraft
@leolaporte: As a true superfan, chat-roomer, and almost everyday watcher I have to know: Recently lots of coverage has been going around about possibly you guys moving studios, or not doing the video pieces of the shows. Are these guys just trolls making much to do about nothing, or will we be experiencing some changes in the near future? As a super fan who loves the network what can we do to continue support? :)
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@ericwinchester Let's say they're a little... confused. But I understand why. When you watch live, you get little bits of my thought process all the time. I think out loud a lot, and like to consult the community. But it's a mistake to assign too much to the things I say. For example, I was musing that it would be fun to buy a decommissioned church for our next studio. I also considered spending the rest of my life as a monk in Tibet. Neither is likely.
Chris Skowron
Chris Skowron@chris_skowron · Brand Partner, SISEL International, LLC
Hi Leo, I would be very interested in your thoughts on the future of Apple? and would you interview Tim Cook regarding this?
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@chris_skowron I've been wrong so many times when I try to predict the future of Apple, but I do feel like they've lost some of their mojo. That's inevitable. It's very difficult for any company to continue to be a leader and innovator and technology.
Pragith
Pragith@pragithp · Data Scientist, Sigmoid
@leolaporte What are the best/useful and worst active web product(s)/service(s) do you think are for humanity? If you can't answer directly for legal reasons, give us hints. If possible, please also tell the good products/services that have been ignored by the public. -Pragith ("g" as in "Go") PS - Fan from India :) Awake at 2.40AM, waiting for TWiT Live. Really love the way you produce your Podcasts. Do NOT even think of retiring.
Jeff Wolfers
Jeff Wolfers@jeffinlondon · Wolmac & Partners
@leolaporte Leo - are you really abandoning video? So sad if you are.
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@jeffinlondon No we are not. See above.
brucealdridge
brucealdridge@brucealdridge · developer, Live Rewrite
Hi Leo, long time listener, first time caller. Is there a specific point in time or moment that you knew that TWiT was going to be big enough to support a full time staff?
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@brucealdridge Are we big enough to support a full-time staff? Ask Lisa! No seriously we've always grown organically. In other words until I made enough money to hire help I couldn't. We have grown gradually as our resources have grown. Sometimes the super-growth enabled by venture capital is not a good thing. I like the discipline that bootstrapping TWiT has enforced.
Justin Boling
Justin Boling@bolingjs · Technican
What tech products are you the most excited about coming out in the future or the products that will be most improved so you will actually want to use them?
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@bolingjs in for the wearables category to take off, but I am currently disappointed by the utility of the products I see. Maybe hearables are the next big thing. I do think HAL 9000 conversational input is about to become a reality.
Jae Beck
Jae Beck@jaebeck
@leolaporte - Can you think of a good dictation app you'd like to recommend?
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@jaebeck Not the one I'm using! Seriously most dictation apps require a lot of editing after the fact. But the best is probably still Dragon Dictate. (I am using the built-in Apple Macintosh dictation right now and it works pretty well.)
Kate
Kate@katesegrin · Head of Social @ GitHub
@leolaporte what is the zaniest tech you use/interact with, but yet still can't get enough of?
Matt Sturk
Matt Sturk@mattsturk
Leo, it seems like you are one of, if not, the first to inject advertisements into your podcasts to support and build your network. I recall the first/pilot episode of TWiT was your 'aha' moment: the number of downloads in that initial casual tech chat showed the amount of interest that was out there. I can only assume you used this as proof of audience size which would be of interest to the advertisers... I was wondering if you could comment on how you started to get advertisers to support your shows? Did you approach people you came to know over the years at first and show them the numbers of the first (few) TWiT shows? Do (new) advertisers approach you today or do you still actively ask for advertisers?
Douglas Gorden, Jr.
Douglas Gorden, Jr.@gordenwebdesign · Business Owner
@leolaporte HI Leo, I have been a fan since the Tech TV days. My question is with the big push to mobile what do you think the internet and web design will look like in the future. Will full website be a thing of the past and will it just be apps that rule the web? Thanks Leo Douglas Gorden Jr.
James Bingham
James Bingham@bingham_james · Double Agent, Geek Squad
What type of tech do you think my 2 year old son be using when he is 20. Will Apple and Microsoft still be around?
Darrick DeMeuse
Darrick DeMeuse@wuzzminotaur
@leolaporte Today a 9 to 5 article came out saying that the new AppleTv will be priced $150-200. According to Marc German. Do you think if all the rumors are true of the Apple TV do you think that pricing is reasonable?
Paul Blencowe
Paul Blencowe@blencowe2001 · Clinical Lead
In the uk we have Desert Island discs on the radio, if you was only allowed one luxury item and one book on a desert island what would it be?
Chris De Flamingh
Chris De Flamingh@cdeflam · Netcor Industries
@leolaporte have you seen the Huawei Mate 7 and compared it to the Note 5?
corey ramsey
corey ramsey@coreyramsey · Software Developer
@leolaporte Big fan since the OG Screensavers. Most of us surround ourselves by technology day and night because we're so passionate about it, and I'm sure it's true for you as well(It shows in all your shows). I think that we all have to take a step back and unwind every so often. How do you decompress from tech and unplug, if you do?
Steve
Steve@atvlumberjack
Hi Leo. Do you think the law will allow people who are unable to get a drivers lince becauce of medical reasons to use self driven cars in the future?
Chris De Flamingh
Chris De Flamingh@cdeflam · Netcor Industries
sometimes when you would say something on air it would activate siri on my iphone? its so funny
James Harris
James Harris@jamesha97400455 · Data Manager, ResCare
@leolaporte Having Cerebral Palsy, my ability to speak & be understood is limited. As we move towards everything being voice controlled, do you think this will put those of us who are disabled at a disadvantage?
Ken Torbeck
Ken Torbeck@ktorbeck
Why is it that programmers always confuse Halloween with Christmas?
Christopher  John
Christopher  John@thetechguychris · Tech Photographer
@leolaporte Do you reflect upon past moments and really wish you had perhaps done things differently? I see that you've patched things up with Jason and that shows your willingness to take the higher road. Viewers appreciate that.
Matthew Ivey
Matthew Ivey@therealmattivey
Any chance of getting a Twit photo show back?
LarrE Steiner
LarrE Steiner@larrelab · Spectrum Photo
@leolaporte Do traditional advertising media have any chance of of survival?
corey ramsey
corey ramsey@coreyramsey · Software Developer
@leolaporte You are already presidentz of the internetz. Have you ever considered running for President of the United States? We need you to. You could solve problems like net neutrality, broadband for everyone, more diversity in tech, etc. Dvorak could be your running mate and you could stream This Week in Tech from the oval office! What could be better! Laporte/Dvorak 2016!
Elliot Kovacs
Elliot Kovacs@elliotkovacs · Elliot K
@leolaporte What do I do if my Arduino does not work with win 10. It gives me this code,Arduino: 1.6.6 Hourly Build 2015/08/14 02:42 (Windows 8.1), Board: "Arduino Zero (Native USB Port)" Sketch uses 10,940 bytes (4%) of program storage space. Maximum is 262,144 bytes. Couldn't find a Board on the selected port. Check that you have the correct port selected. If it is correct, try pressing the board's reset button after initiating the upload. This report would have more information with "Show verbose output during compilation" enabled in File > Preferences.
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@elliotkovacs Boy are you asking the wrong guy.
raymondjtoth
raymondjtoth@raymondjtoth · home user
@leolaporte if wanted to get into tech what would you go into if, had to do it all over agen and why?
Robin kesler
Robin kesler@ibbird00 · Unemployed
I want to listen to audible books on my iPhone. The ones I bought from Apple doesn't transfer between phones. What service lets me keep & transfer audiobooks
Maarten Eyskens
Maarten Eyskens@deleted-300414 · Co-Founder Innovate Technologies
How do most people watch your shows, live or ondemand?
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@maarteneyskens On demand. Live is about 5% of our total viewing audience. That's a bit of a disappointment to me, but that's how it goes. Our biggest audiences have been during live news coverage, but that's an exception. Most people prefer to download the shows and listen at their convenience.
Riku Lindholm
Riku Lindholm@rikulindholm · Founder at Meru Health
Hi Leo, could you open up the reasoning behind leaving Twitter for Jaiku back in 2007?
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@rikulindholm I loved Jaiku who but let's admit it, I was wrong. At the time I had two problems with Twitter. I preferred the threaded conversation structure of Jaiku, and I was worried about the name collision between Twitter and TWiT. To this day people think we stole or borrowed our name from Twitter, but of course we're several years older than Twitter.
Christopher Moon
Christopher Moon@anhedoniamoon
@leolaporte man, I sure miss TWiMusic, any chance a new version of it could make a comeback?
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
@anhedoniamoon Ask Jason Calacanis!
Maarten Eyskens
Maarten Eyskens@deleted-300414 · Co-Founder Innovate Technologies
What is your advice for people who want to start a pod/netcast?
Ebbo
Ebbo@ebbothegreat · Gator Fusion Reglazing
@leolaporte Hi Leo, long time fan and follwer of you and the Tech TV crew. When do you plan on having Kate Botello on The New Screen Savers?
Chuck Kahn
Chuck Kahn@chuckkahn · Assistant Editor, Freelance
@ebbothegreat Kate was on the first episode
Ebbo
Ebbo@ebbothegreat · Gator Fusion Reglazing
@chuckkahn I mean as a host.
Roby Paul
Roby Paul@hoodieroby · Developer, Entrepreneur
@leolaporte From your perspective and the vast knowledge you have, do you feel that there is still an opportunity for new Marketplace oriented startups? What should be their focus, in order to succeed?
John Reynolds
John Reynolds@reynolds_wrap · director
Hey Leo.. huge fan way back from tech tv days & thanks for spending some time today.....aspiring iOS App product guy >> dipping my toe into the developer role, best process/tools/ to learn 2 code?
Muzammil
Muzammil@incidentflux · Broadcast Engineer, Intigral
@leolaporte How difficult would it be to highlight grassroots tech creators or makers in very poor nations. Finding those creative gems i.e.: silent heroes? --Muzammil, in Ajman, United Arab Emirates
Julio Montas
Julio Montas@juliomontas · UI/UX Designer / Front-end Developer
Hey @leolaporte I'm a big fan since the glorious days of TechTV also you're voice is my nostalgia to anything related to technology. What do you think about gadgets like Oculus VR and Google Glass for communication?
Ludwig Ederle
Ludwig Ederle@bluebrain
So, Leo, how big do you consider your audience to be among english speaking people interested in Tech. How big does it need to be to pay the bills?
@leolaporte Hi Leo, I was wondering if tech companies sometimes contact you to complain about a negative review/comment you made on air. Thanks, and I love your network. --Chris, from Ottawa
Joe Rosen
Joe Rosen@joro1 · App Dev, GPSSketch.com Crayovie.com
Do you think independent app developers stand a chance against the tide of bigger VC backed apps in e.g. the App Store-- and would you & Megan consider doing an e.g. iOS Today episode dedicated to showcasing smaller non VC-back independent apps?
Nightwing2012
Nightwing2012@nightwing2012
@leolaporte Do you still want to create like the old style radio shows series or one off shows?
Ludwig Ederle
Ludwig Ederle@bluebrain
What language do you recommend to start learning programming?
Sue Griffey
Sue Griffey@suementors · Founder, SueMentors
Just sending my admiration for all you and others on TWIT do for all of us....I've learned so much and can pass the info on to my less tech-savvy rels and friends. And don't stop doing downloadable podcasts PLEASE. I listen to many TWIT and other podcasts, walking around, doing house stuff, shopping, etc....Video and live doesn't work for me!
Justin Rocque
Justin Rocque@dragontsllc · Owner, Dragon Technology Services, LLC
@leolaporte With the powerful smartphones and tablets we have today, do you think there will still be the average desktop in use in 10 years or will the norm be more of a docking station to plug the phones and tablets into to convert them into a desktop with mouse, keyboard, and screen? Thanks for your time and keep up the great work with everything you do!
Chuck Kahn
Chuck Kahn@chuckkahn · Assistant Editor, Freelance
Why don't you have more products listed on Product Hunt? I'm seeing only two here... P.S., I've been a fan since watching you and Kate explain Norton Ghost on ZDTV.
robsid
robsid@robsid
@leolaporte Rumour has it that Howard Stern is leaving Sirius to go to a paid subscription based internet show. Do you think he can conquer the internet model?
Isaac Svensson
Isaac Svensson@isaacsvensson · Video Production
@leolaporte Wait, do you really believe podcasts are inaccessible? iTunes, Pocketcasts, and a whole host of other 3rd party apps. Part 2: TWIT lives in the podcast world... what problem are you trying to fix by living at an internet-centric location, in a television format? (Aside: I feel podcasts are the wild-west of new media, with more opportunity and freedom afforded to the content creators. Disagree?)
Edgar Garcia
Edgar Garcia@dodgergarcia32 · Truck driver
Leo season prediction for our 49ers
Teddy B
Teddy B@tedbigham · Principal Maker
@leolaporte will it ever be possible to export our consciousness to some form of technology and will we come close in the next 100 years?
hank tilson
hank tilson@tilsonhank
How Did You Do the Microphone Talk
ro
ro@woowooboat
What (if any) are the dangers of growing up a digital native? For those of us who grew up with corded telephones and used 300 baud modems, there was definitely a chasm that separated the two worlds. Today we are connected from opening our eyes to closing our eyes.
Worrywart
Worrywart@ourfj60
@leolaporte .......you remind me of Victor Borge on Sesame Street with your verbal "punctuation"........love ya! Gail in Texas
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte@leolaporte
Uber is amazing. Amazon continues to delight (I just bought my second Echo). Whatever Elon Musk does is worth watching. Bad: online infidelity sites and bad security. I think If This Then That, ifttt.com, is totally amazing and deserves even more attention than it gets.
Luke
Luke@lpohr · Service Tech, Micro Computers Plus
@leolaporte What do you think of the future of vehicles being more computerized in the light of the recent vulnerabilities in the past month or two?
With the users/eye balls moving away from open/distributed websites to a closed Facebook model. Do you have any suggestions on how to keep the users on open systems (Email, Irc) instead of Facebook Messenger, Skype? What should the community do to keep the Internet open instead of controlled by a few large companies?
Marcel Verstraete
Marcel Verstraete@marceldydx · student
Leo, much of your audience has been gained through many years of being on television and the radio. If you were starting a podcast today and was relatively unknown how would you build an audience? How would you go about getting your first 100 regular viewers? What would you say are the three most important qualities of a successful podcast? What would you attribute your success to? My friend and I are beginning an App review show, right now it's a hobby and reason to get together, but I'd love to mold it into something greater. Thank you so much! PS: There is a brick in your studio that says "Techaddict4life" that is from my friend and I, keep up the great work!