You know, rides when you want them, food when you want it, groceries when you want them.
That whole industry has really shaken everything up in a pretty incredible way.
That’s tough and it’s something that I don’t think you ever really get used to. There is a considerable amount of the population of the internet that seems to be kind of obsessed with you at times, and I’m curious how you handle that. I’ve built up certain walls of protection around myself, and if something gets too out of hand, if some fan, or listener, or viewer, gets a little too familiar, you just have to shut that down.
It’s hard, because when we talk to people online we feel like we know them.
We had computer classes at school, but it wasn’t that time yet where people were really like, ”Oh, yeah. So I got to San Francisco—I moved out here with two girlfriends, and we shared a tiny apartment and I lived in the living room, and slept on a mattress on the floor like everyone does at some point in their life.
And I was constantly searching Craigslist for job postings. At the time, I was temping, so I was taking any work I could get.
It was a look at the technology and science in media.
Comic books, video games, TV, film—how accurate were they?
I did that show for about five years, and we covered everything from viewer tech support to product reviews to big segments on internet privacy.
But I think my favorite show for Revision3 was Fact or Fictional.
When I started my career, the big threats to CNET were Engadget and Gizmodo, and sites like that that were able to turn out content at an incredible rate and just really stay on top of things in a way that the old media sites weren’t really able to compete with until much later.