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Flashback Friday: Jon Rettinger’s First Video

by Sean P. Aune | February 25, 2011February 25, 2011 4:00 pm PST

flashback-fridayThe video that launched over a thousand more, the first video from the Jon4Lakers YouTube channel!

Normally Flashback Friday is all about looking at technology oddities through out the years, but this week I thought it might be fun to go back a little ways in our own TechnoBuffalo history.

Before TechnoBuffalo was even a glint in Jon Rettinger’s eye, he decided to give making unboxing videos a go as he enjoyed watching them so much himself.  He has said numerous times how when he was in college he would go to a Best Buy and wander around when he was feeling stressed, so it was somewhat logical that he would eventually making his own contributions to the technology world.

It seemed natural that a good jumping off point would be his purchase of a 2.4GHz MacBook Pro, his first entree into the world of Mac computers, to begin his YouTube career of making videos.  Little did he know at the time that it would lead to being his full-time job, or the launching of the accompanying site you’re reading this on.

While there is no need for me to puff up Jon’s ego, I have to add that this is actually a good life lesson for following your dreams.  With some time, effort and dedication, Jon was able to turn his passion into his career, and now he’s in a position to share it with all of you.  If Jon (and his really dopey country music opening that I have never bothered to ask what that was all about) can launch all of this from a video shot on a simple camera in his living room, it should just go to show that you should never feel like you can’t do something you set your mind to.

I didn’t join the TechnoBuffalo family until Dec. 2009, but I will always be grateful to the video of some guy unboxing his new MacBook Pro … dopey country music intro and all.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...