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Welcome to WSJ.com's Andy Jordan's Tech Diary

While we here at BoomTown are trying to corner the market on funny tech videos–often completely by accident–here’s a new technology reporter at WSJ.com, Andy Jordan, who is also using his camera and wit to see how people and technology interact, often with bizarre results.

Here is his explanatory video podcast and his first post about whether an iPhone can improve your social life. Apparently not, in the mean streets of Manhattan, although if you were in Silicon Valley, you would be inundated with geek love.

(FYI: It can also make you a lot of friends here in Europe for sure, as I have found this week, since the iPhone has not arrived here, so it is super exotic.)

Welcome, Andy!


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work