Kara Swisher

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In a Word…

Appalling.

That would be the one to use for this recent television ad for the we-try-harder search engine Ask.com.

Although you have to give them credit for finding Kato Kaelin, perhaps the worst house guest in history (or the best if you’re O.J. Simpson, given that his clueless testimony hurt the prosecution).

But not much.


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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