Leo Laporte & the TWiT Network in the NYT’s

The NYT’s ran an article on Leo and the TWiT Network today. Ã?â??Ã? You can check out the entire article here. Ã?â??Ã? In the meantime, here’s a clip:

Balancing on a giant rubber ball in a broadcast studio and control room carved out of a cottage in Petaluma, Calif., Leo Laporte is an unlikely media mogul.

Next year, the TWIT empire is expected to move into a larger building, down the street from its current headquarters. Mr. Laporte plans to start a morning show this spring to compete with drive-time radio broadcasters.

Ã?¢ââ??¬Ã?â??ItÃ?¢ââ??‰â??¢s not as if I had a plan for all this,Ã?¢ââ??¬Ã? Mr. Laporte said. Ã?¢ââ??¬Ã?â??It just kind of happened. It was almost as if we had this audience that was waiting for the medium to come along.Ã?¢ââ??¬Ã?

MBW iPad Special

Last night around 10:15pm EST, Andy Ihnatko and Alex Lindsay went live on the TWiT network for a special unveiling of the iPad! Ã?â??Ã? Turns out Andy has had an iPad in his possession for over a week. Ã?â??Ã? Here are some related videos & links:

And here’s Andy’s killer review for the Chicago Sun Times. A couple more days and I’ll have one in my own hands! How about you?

UPDATE: Ã?â??Ã? Here’s a series of videos that Andy did in NYC with Fast Company.

No show this week? Fear not.

noshowDoesn’t look like a show is coming over the wire this week, but I have some consolation for you…

  • Andy Ihnatko was on the “Tech Night Owl Live” show last week.Ã?â??Ã?  He comes on around the 1:30:00 mark.Ã?â??Ã?  Here’s the episode and here’s the show site.
  • For Mac news, commentary and advice, check out The MacCast.
  • For those headed to SXSW, you can catch up with Merlin.

Merlin speaking at Macworld Expo 2008

MBW host Merlin Mann will be speaking at Macworld Expo‘s User Conference US923 (aka Living with Data).

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Here’s what to expect on January 16:

Session Description:

Our “always on” habits (and the technologies that enable them) have left most of us feeling stressed-out, anxious, and perpetually behind on _everything_ we do. We’ve ceded full-time access to anyone who wants it – we drink from a fire hose all day long, then wonder why our lips feel so chapped.

Merlin Mann parts the seas of interruption and procrastination to reveal the emerging skills that are re-defining how we choose to live and work over the next five years.

You will learn – How to begin regaining your time and attention – focusing where it brings the most long-term value to your world.

Who should attend – Whether you’re a stay-at-home caregiver or a startup CEO, you’ll benefit from learning how to build smarter walls and how to make faster decisions about who gets access to your world at any given time.