Open Letter To TWIT – This Week In Tech


As a long listener to Leo Laporte’s show TWIT: This Week IN Tech I feel moved to mention the ways that the show is being held back as the runaway success it deserves to be.

TWIT Background:

How To Improve The Show:

Stop The Comedy
Leo Laporte’s comedy is horrible, he also laughs at his attempts at jokes, which further disenfranchises the listeners. Often humor is used at the wrong time and distracts the subject of discussion. Usually the humor is like “Disney” PG 13 humor and doesn’t any value attached to it.

Stop Stepping On Each Other
Maybe it’s the Skype technology, maybe it’s the style of the show or maybe it’s just the way that the panel speaks, but listening to a podcast show where the panel is talking over each other is frustrating and sometimes annoying. Occasionally there are actual two simultaneous conversations going on. Leo is often to blame for cutting off his members of his panel at the most interesting moment. Maybe Leo thinks that he is “moving the show along” but along to what ? The show suffers greatly when he cuts

Journalists Aren’t Users

Give the chat room the credit it deserves
Journalists get mentions on the show, why not the chat room people who provide great background, solutions or advice on the stories mentioned.

Leo Hates Howard Stern, but he can learn from him.

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Frank Roberts

A ten year veteran of remote tech writing, Frank hasn't set foot in an office for over two years. He misses the human connection, but is thankful that he doesn't have to put up with the distractions any longer. Specializing in wired/wireless tech and mobile software, Frank has written about everything from the iPhone7 to the Timex Sinclair z81/1000. This stiff is always interesting, never boring, and the writing isn't bad either.