Solo Tech Journalism: from personal passion to writing for Macworld and The New York Times

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Self-proclaimed ‘Unsolicited Pundit’ Glenn Fleishmann came by to share his thoughts on being a one-man journalistic force. Glenn talks about his focus on the wireless industry and the larger goal of explaining complex technology easily and making a name for himself in the process. We pried into his vault of expertise to learn more about cell phones on airplanes, testing WiFi access points, and how what you study in school rarely influences what pays the bills Wink

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    Walter Crespo

    Good one Laura, the show is always better with you in it.

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    Walter Crespo

    Good one Laura, the show is always better with you in it.

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    Matthew Mushall

    I used to read some of Glenn's articles a few years ago when WiFi had just taken off.  I remember the Apple Airport segment he covered in particular, I wanted to get one after I read about it in one of his journal publications.  I was totally excited about wireless networks, but didn't manage to get one until two years ago.  I didn't make the jump to  Mac until 2003, so it took me a while to get on the WiFi band wagen.

    I really like the type of Niche journalism that Glenn covers.  He's one of the best and I can't help but relate to his line of work.  The difference between graphic design and graphic journalism is sometimes very thin.  Anytime I design something for a subject, I can't help but research that subject.  It's very tempting to write about the things I've studied.

    Anyway, great segment, Laura.  It's nice to see you on the show again after almost a week long absence. Smiley

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    Matthew Mushall

    I used to read some of Glenn's articles a few years ago when WiFi had just taken off.  I remember the Apple Airport segment he covered in particular, I wanted to get one after I read about it in one of his journal publications.  I was totally excited about wireless networks, but didn't manage to get one until two years ago.  I didn't make the jump to  Mac until 2003, so it took me a while to get on the WiFi band wagen.

    I really like the type of Niche journalism that Glenn covers.  He's one of the best and I can't help but relate to his line of work.  The difference between graphic design and graphic journalism is sometimes very thin.  Anytime I design something for a subject, I can't help but research that subject.  It's very tempting to write about the things I've studied.

    Anyway, great segment, Laura.  It's nice to see you on the show again after almost a week long absence. Smiley

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    Minh

    What happen to the volume level in the last 3 shows? It came over as really low on my side.

    Also... to encourage comments, maybe show comment content (or partially) on front-page (don't have to drill down to read comments).

    Also, make the (+ Reply) button much BIGGER

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    Minh

    What happen to the volume level in the last 3 shows? It came over as really low on my side.

    Also... to encourage comments, maybe show comment content (or partially) on front-page (don't have to drill down to read comments).

    Also, make the (+ Reply) button much BIGGER

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    kryptos

    Sound low for me too.... turn it up.... Smiley

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    kryptos

    Sound low for me too.... turn it up.... Smiley

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