Kara Swisher

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Why Web TV Is the Future, Part 5,376,364

See this umpteenth example of why the Internet creates the perfect medium for the quick broadcast of breaking news. In this video of the burning of a major highway overpass right at the foot of the Bay Bridge near San Francisco this weekend, you might not like all the omigod blabbing in the background. But it’s about what most people would be saying and just what the audience wants to see. Sure it was on television too, but its immediacy here is compelling.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus