About 300,000 years ago before quarantine started, we sat down with YouTuber Mark “Markiplier” Fischback and had him talk to us about some of his most popular video comments and his path to millions of subscribers. (Lordy, was January really that long ago?) You responded positively, so today we have another video along those same lines: we’re talking with the second-most-famous Linus on the Internet, Linus Sebastian of Linus Tech Tips.
We’re big fans of Linus here in the Orbiting HQ, primarily because he does the kind of tech projects that most of us only joke about. Like, hey, how about building a 320TB NAS? Or upgrading your Wi-Fi network with enough capacity and gear to handle the crowd at Yankee Stadium? Or, my personal favorite, how about parting together a gaming PC so hilariously powerful that seven players can use it simultaneously? (And why stop at just seven?)
The signature Linus cheeky grin and devil-may-care attitude were both on display when we sat down (virtually) with Linus a couple of weeks back to shoot this video, the second in a series that we’re tentatively calling “Personal History.” We dug deep into the comments on some of his older YouTube videos to get his reactions, and we couldn’t stump him even once—it turns out that like a lot of creators who really care about their creations, Linus really does read almost all of the comments.
If you continue to enjoy this series, I’m really interested in some suggestions for who to talk to next. As we level up our video powers, the sphere of famous and famous-adjacent folks who will talk to us on camera is widening, and it’s even more fun shooting videos with fun people than it is watching videos with fun people. Please do drop some notes in the comments if there’s someone you’d like us to sit down with!