I listen to the MacBreak Weekly podcast every week. I have liked Leo Laporte ever since The ScreenSaver days. He has several good regulars on the show and mixes in topical guests as well. However, I think there is a demographic of Mac user that the show is missing.
There is a growing audience of new Mac users in the tech sector. Just to the O’Reilly Open Source Conference and take a count. Mac OS X and the switch to the Intel platform has brought about the most stable, easy to use *nix based desktops and laptops the world has ever seen. I was a long time Windows user. I made fun of Mac users. I even ran Linux on a Dell laptop for a while. Boy, that was fun. Nothing like waking up and having to edit X configurations so you can work. Apple just got it right. I can run my AMP stack on my MacBook Pro with no problems. And the Mac UI is wonderful. I am becoming a fan boy.
So, on this weeks MBW, Leo and the panel were talking about Leopard. The subject came up about the best new feature for home users, power users and mac software developers. There was neither anyone on the show that fit into my demographic of Mac user nor did anyone mention us. No mention of Apache 2.2 or PHP 5.2. No mention of a much improved Terminal.app. No mention of a built in SSH Agent that works with your keychain. If you work with Linux/BSD server, you use Terminal almost as much as any other application.
So, Leo, please include this growing Mac demographic into your discussions. There has to be someone out there in our space that is as knowledgable as Andy Ihnatko and Scott Bourne are about their topics. Merlin comes close when he is there, but I think he is still and old school Mac user that happens to have gotten into the geekier parts of Mac OS X.
Still, love the show. Keep up the good work.