Something strange is going on at the TWIT.tv studios where MacBreak Weekly records its weekly podcast. The show, once hosted and staffed with those that had an affinity for Apple products, has been overrun by Google fanboys. In a bizarre move, it's as if invasion of the body snatchers has taken over the studio, because it's not a squad of new guys hosting MacBreak Weekly, it's the same guys.
What in the Mothership is going on?!
If you've listened to MacBreak Weekly for any amount of time you'll quickly learn that the majority of episodes star Leo Laporte, Andy Inako and when available, Alex Lindsay. Yet only Alex Lindsay uses an Apple ecosystem — from iPhone to Mac Pro — on a daily basis, while the other two guys spend half the time talking about Google Glasses or Android, expressing little to interest in the topic of Mac or Apple stuff. It's a real head scratcher to say the least.
The host of MacBreak Weekly, Leo Laporte, has already professed — on the show no less — that he is a Google Fanboy. Why on earth is he hosting a show he clearly displays no enthusiasm for? This is like hosting a show about Ford cars & trucks while professing your true love for Chevy!
It appears the only reason Laporte is hosting MacBreak Weekly is due to the fact that he is a talented guy, with a deep, rich, voice that would make most men jealous. Leo certainly shows little to no enthusiasm for what's going on at Apple's now-a-days. It wasn't always like this.
Just a few years ago, at the genesis of MacBreak Weekly, the main crew often cheered Apple on against the strong and mighty Microsoft and Intel Gorillas. But the majority of the cast are tech journalists, and with that, something shiny and new always makes for good media. With Android, Leo has something shiny and new to talk about every few days, and that keeps the masses listening. Using an Apple eco-system isn't about hyping the shiny product of the week. Apple's about doing things end-to-end, and doing them extremely well. Follow the chain and no one has an ecosystem as powerful and complete as Apple. iPod, iPhone, iPad, Mac and iCloud. No one does it more seamlessly with the quality Apple does.
Sadly, the Apple solution no longer keeps the majority of this crew interested, and it's making MacBreak Weekly a bore to listen to. Perhaps it should be called MacBreak Weakly - Just Kidding!
Disclaimer: Does T-GAAP (Three Guys and a Podcast) have a dog in the fight? Certainly so. We would love for MacBreak Weekly to be what it once was, but in our view, that just isn't the case anymore. Karl, Werner and I use Apple gear from desktop to mobile every day in our processions and personal lives. We love what Apple's been able to do for us and the world at large. We are Apple enthusiasts, friends and colleagues. Call it a shameless plug, call it what you will, but at least we are three guys talking Apple, talking tech, and pontificating about the industry in a way that encourages we Apple fanboys to lead the way. Tell us what you want to hear in the podcasts, and what you are looking for in articles, as we want to make T-GAAP the best original article site for all-things Apple.