Got this email today from my friend Ben:
Leo, I’d like to propose a challenge.
Next weekend, while you’re streaming, refrain from mentioning twitter. Both days. You’re viewers and listeners love TWiT, but we’re just afraid you have a problem, and we want you to get better. Give it a try?
Remember when the iPhone was the big story? People got awfully sick of that. I’m just as sick of talking about Twitter as you are listening to us talk about Twitter. The problem is that Twitter is a big story, and getting bigger all the time. We talk about it because it’s one of the biggest stories of the day. I understand if you’re bored with it, but we can’t ignore stories just because some of our listeners have heard enough about them.
I refer you to the great radio newsman Scoop Nisker, who signed off every newscast on KSAN in San Francisco with the words,
If you don’t like the news, go out and make some of your own!
I look forward to covering your great leap forward!