Leo Laporte is Tech TV's most recognized and prolific personality, best known for his humor, wit and ability to teach both newcomers and grizzled PC veterans. The first edition of his almanac shot up the bestseller charts, driven by a loyal--if not fanatic --following. In the first few months of its life, Poor Leo's 2002 Computer Almanac outpaced even the most venerable almanacs, including The Poor Farmer's 2002 Almanac and The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2002. The Tech TV Leo Laporte's 2003 Technology Almanac builds upon its predecessor's success by including ALL NEW content (no edition rehashing here). Some of this new content includes an entire page dedicated to each weekday with special tips for Windows and Mac users, laptop tips, and more; expanded coverage of consumer technologies such as Pocket PCs, cell phones, MP3 players, and many more; essays by Leo for each week, which means 52 diatribes on the world of technology; new glossary including "Leo-fied" definitions; and a resource section that puts Leo's Rolodex right on your desk.
Leo Laporte is the host of "The Screen Savers" on TechTV. He has been a television and radio personality for more than two decades, focusing exclusively on high tech since 1991. He won an Emmy award in 1997 for his work as the virtual character, Dev Null, on MSNBC's "The Site." Leo lives on a small farm in Northern California with his wife, Jennifer, two children, two goats, two sheep, and two cats. The farm is equipped with high-speed wireless networking, but so far none of the animals has shown an interest. Laura Burstein is a writer and performing artist who grew up in Silicon Valley. A former Web producer at TechTV, Laura attended college in Ireland and France and holds a B.S. in journalism from San Jose State University. She enjoys music, travel, and gourmet cooking, and is an avid car enthusiast.