This morning on the way in to work, I was listening to the MacBreak Weekly episode 283 entitled, “Author, Author.”
I had always suspected Leo Laporte was smoking crack. Now there is no doubt. I don’t know if I can ever listen to him again. Maybe if I take a little break I will be able to circle back around to it.
In other news, I declared podcast bankruptcy and erased about 7gb of podcasts I will not have time to consume.
I am one of the aspiring new media yahoos that bought into the fever gripping folks everywhere – the Drobo (a play on words for “data robotics.”) Leo Laporte, Scott Bourne and all of those folks loudly proclaimed about what a fantastic device the Drobo is.
I’m here to tell you it sucks.
Rather than spend an inordinate amount of time trying to pump out information about Macworld 2009, I thought it would be more appropriate to soak in the entire show and let my brain stew on it a little bit. I twittered the keynote quite a bit, so that was me trying to play journalist. For the rest of the week, I intended to take part in the show and ignore the fact that I was collected information to share.
I see it happen every day. There’s a cast of characters out there – Leo Laporte, Chris Pirillo, Jason Calacanis, John Dvorak, Robert Scoble (whom I absolutely DESPISE because of that “I’m the man!” snapshot on his blog… makes me want to beat him with his fucking tripod)… a whole elite clique of cynical blog/journalists who bring up topics and lead folks around them.
The listeners (and I admit, I’m one of them) follow them from point A to point B every morning, midday and afternoon.