Kara Swisher

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Don't You Wish Your Workplace Was Like This?

An impossibly young staff hams it up to a 1998 semi-hit, Harvey Danger’s “Flagpole Sitta,” and it’s pretty infectious. And yet another Web creation I am spending my time with instead of “professional” content.

Tomorrow night, I plan on spending the whole night touring Joost, the much-hyped (and now much-funded with a $45 million infusion yesterday) new online video service from the creators of Kazaa and Skype, which has the pilot of “Starsky and Hutch” in its offerings (Huggy Bear Heaven!). Could it be the perfect meshing of Web and TV? As long is it is not WebTV–we are old enough to recall that washout, thank you very much.

Lip Dub – Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger from amandalynferri on Vimeo


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik