Chris O'Brien

Chris O'Brien is based in Toulouse, France, where he is conducting a three-year, government-backed study to determine how much cassoulet, butter and wine a single human can consume on a daily basis. Previously, he covered Silicon Valley for 15 years as a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and the Los Angeles Times and he still has the talking sock puppet to prove it. Every day, he wonders what would happen if people in Silicon Valley knew how much less expensive it is to live in the south of France.