With the proliferation of podcasting, the need for qualified technology pundits has never been greater, meaning harried personalities must run from studio to studio recording to keep up with demand.
And there is probably no personality more prolific than TWiT‘s Leo Laporte, who appears on a dozen of his own podcasts and is a regular guest on many produced by others as well as network television talk shows. Laporte is apparently so prolific that he was on a recent edition of his own Gear◊Media◊Tech twice.
While introducing a new RAID device, Laporte said “And here to tell us more about it is Leo Laporte.”
Laporte then appeared again and the two went on to discuss the device. There was a bit of confusion at the end as neither Laporte was sure which one should leave.
According to Gail Mullen, Laporte’s public relations manager, Laporte had lapped himself in a sudden burst of media exposure.
“Leo passed himself on the fast-paced highway that is Internet media,” said Mullen, “and accidentally appeared twice.
“He’s terribly sorry for any confusion it may have caused.”
“Leo’s the hardest working man in podcasting,” said 43Folders‘ Merlin Mann. “He’s now literally working twice as hard as the next man who, paradoxically, is himself.”
There is some concern that Laporte’s proclivity has certain concerning implications in the realm of quantum mechanics.
“I happened to see the episode of Gear◊Media◊Tech,” said Sarah Grossman, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “For Laporte to exist twice in the same instance, he must not exist in some other instance. This other instance then has a quantum vacuum which must be filled by some other matter. Such as pudding.
“But then the pudding has to come from somewhere. You can see where I’m going with this. At some point Laporte’s duality must be paid for. There’s no such thing as a quantum free lunch.
“And, for the love of god, I hope he never shakes his own hand because KA-BOOOM!”
Laporte is expected to address the issue on the next edition of the Tech Guy provided he has the time.