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John at a Loss for Words–Other Than iPhone, of Course

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John Paczkowski makes light of the obsessive coverage of the launch of the iPhone tomorrow (like, say, ours at AllThingsD.com)

Noting that Google indexed more than 10,000 stories in one day mentioning the iPhone, John marvels at Apple’s successful “marketing striptease.” Here’s a direct link to the video, which is also embedded below.

Here is John’s text post about the iPhone’s continuing effort to compete with Paris Hilton in the celebrity news category in his Digital Daily column.

He also posts on Google’s potential brain drain now that a lot of employees are vesting their options and also about MySpace’s possibly useless attempts to compete against YouTube.


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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