Most of David Pogue’s Yahoo videos are short.
The tech guru has made a career — one of his many — providing bite-sized information on topics like how to open Windows 10’s secret start menu. They’re little snacks, to help you navigate your tech life.
The other day though, the Westporter posted a full-course meal. It’s 9 minutes long — and fascinating.
The SparkNotes version is that Pogue’s daughter Tia — a Staples High School senior — was deep into the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen.
One item she needed: Get a child to write a letter to the universe. Then launch the letter into space. Oh yeah: Provide video proof too.
Tia — with a little help from Dad — managed to do it. It wasn’t easy. In fact, it was really, really hard — as the video shows.
But it’s well worth watching, for both the technology and the surprises. Pogue is a gifted storyteller.
There’s even a cameo appearance by Tia’s drone operator. He’s Brandon Malin — a very talented Westporter.
Brandon is also an 8th grader, at Coleytown Middle School.
(To watch the video — and/or read David Pogue’s story — click here.)