Kara Swisher

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John Is Getting Sleepy, Very Sleepy…


Today, in the week of the first coming of the iPhone from Apple, John Paczkowski gives us a glimpse of Steve Jobs’s awesome hypnotic power over the cellphone carriers the Apple CEO called “orifices” at our D conference two years ago in John’s Digital Daily video.

That Jobs got AT&T to bend to his enormous will about rate plans and sign-ups was, indeed, a minor miracle.

Here is a direct link to today’s video, which is also below (we’re a full-service linker here at AllThingsD.com).

Here is his text post about it in Paczkowski’s Digital Daily column.

He also posts on the day of silence on Internet radio, a protest against a giant rise in fees for use of content and also Google’s legal jab at Microsoft’s new Vista operating system.

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It’s one of the dirty secrets of economics: technology progress does grow the economy and create wealth, but there is no economic law that says everyone will benefit.

— Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, who theorizes that advances in computer technology, like advanced robotics, are behind the post-2000 employment slowdown, and that technology is destroying jobs faster than it can create them