By Dwight Johnson, Linux
Emmett Charles Plant, Linux Today’s newest editor, became
addicted to computers early.
“I was born in a small town in the suburbs of Philadelphia,” he
says. “I had a pleasant childhood until one of my first grade
teachers introduced me to an Apple computer. At that very moment,
my life took a turn for the worse. I became withdrawn and obsessed
with computer technology. From then on, I remained entranced and
enamored with The Machine, stopping only to flip the disk
Only a story like this could explain how Emmett, 22, has so much
experience and is already known to so many in the Linux
Emmett’s first big Linux Today challenge will be to expand the
Voice of Linux Today (V.O.L.T.), Linux Today’s streaming Linux
Emmett will have his coming out party at ZD Events’ Linux
Business Expo November 15-19, 1999, in conjunction with Comdex Las
Vegas. Linux Today will be the official Linux radio at Linux
Business Expo and will broadcast streaming radio live from the show
floor during the open hours of the event onto the Internet. All of
the keynotes will be broadcast live.
ZD Events is building a special presentation theatre for Linux
Today to deliver its coverage which will be in a 20 x 30 foot area
that also contains the Linux International booth.
Linux Today readers will be able to tune in to the live coverage
from the Linux Today Web site.
Emmett Plant is producing all the Linux Today radio programming
for the event — 36 hours of live coverage over five days.
Emmett’s prior media experience includes producing over forty
hours of audio and video in and around his native Philadelphia —
from writing and producing the 14 shows of the popular “Chuck And
Dave Show” for public-access television to co-writing and starring
in “Bar Trek,” an internationally sold audio production for the USS
Thagard non-profit charity organization. He has also produced
several radio and television commercials for R&R Advertising,
and hosted his own radio program on WRDV-FM in Philadelphia.
Prior to working for Linux Today, Emmett worked professionally
for five years as a Linux network administrator.
Emmett is already known in the Linux community as the founder of
Time City, a popular open source game development project and his
writings have also appeared on Earthweb’s OpenSourceIT and as a
columnist for Bleeding Edge Magazine.
Emmett says, “I want to continue to push Linux into the
mainstream with solid, informative programming that isn’t afraid to
take chances and laugh once in a while. I’m not your standard
black-suited news man; I’m a Linux enthusiast with a T-shirt and a
Emmett’s unique blend of production experience, Linux community
connections and theatrical talent made him an outstanding choice to
head up the Voice of Linux Today. Emmett will also be one of Linux
Today’s original content editors, will contribute his own original
articles and be a backup story poster for the Linux Today