David Pogue Really Loses It

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.

Tia and David Pogue, in their Yahoo video.

Tia and David Pogue, in a screenshot from their Yahoo video.

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.)

6 responses to “David Pogue Really Loses It

  1. I have to admit, that was pretty darn cool.

  2. He really is a brilliant storyteller!

  3. Absolutely Fantastic!

    • Nancy Hunter

      Actually, this experience should become a children’s book read by people of all ages.

  4. Marcy Anson Fralick Staples Class of 1970

    My kids big space adventure was a science experiment where they would launch Estes rockets from the Middle School parking lot and hope they launched vertically at least ten feet into the air. Some launched horizontally. It’s amazing how fast teenagers can run, duck and avoid injury at 6:30 a.m. Congratulations to David, Tia, Jan, Brandon, Kevin the Forest Owner and Josh the Tree Climber!! Amazing adventure and wonderful storytelling!

  5. Bonnie Scott Connolly

    Wow. That was a lot of fun to watch. Congratulations on a mission accomplished.