If you have been in the tech world for a while. You should have heard of TWiT. ZDTV and TechTV were the most loved channels on my clicker. When TechTV got brought and turned to G4 TV. The only thing left was Attack of The Show. Which in its own right is a good show but pales in comparison to The Screen Savers of yesteryear. Patrick, Prager and Kevin Rose went to form Revison3. Leo formed TWiT.Tv and rest is history. TWiT is one of the few go to places for the most up to date technology company. The company has moved to the new TWiT house replacing the way smaller TWiT cottage. The first show from the new location was today and it was very well done. Just wanted to congratulate them.
The TWiT.tv Story
It all started in 1998 with a small cable network called ZDTV, a channel dedicated to covering computers, the Internet, and personal technology. Many of the people behind this site worked on that network as hosts, reporters, or producers.
In 2004, ZDTV, then called TechTV, was sold and dismantled. Former TechTV hosts, Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, and John C. Dvorak, and producers Robert Heron, David Prager, and Roger Chang went on to other jobs, but we stayed in touch, with each other, and with fans of the late TechTV. Those fans told us again and again how important TechTV had been in their lives, and how much they missed the channel. We missed working with each other, too.
On a rainy evening in January, 2005 a few of of us got together for dinner after spending the day covering Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Leo, who was working as a radio host, happened to have a microphone and recorder. He turned it on and recorded 20 minutes of idle chatter about the Expo and the tech world in general. He posted that recording on his web site. Within a few days tens of thousands of people had downloaded the recording. TechTV fans began clamoring for more. A few months later, TWiT was born.
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