Kara Swisher

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Victorian Gadgets and the Modern Reporter

Here is an interesting video by WSJ.com’s Andy Jordan on a movement called “steampunk,” where modern-day gadgets are rebuilt to look as if they were made in Victorian times. We liked the porthole CD player a lot:

And MarketWatch’s media maven Jon Friedman does a video post related to his Media Web column on the Washington Post’s political reporter Anne Kornblut, using her to depict what the new breed of reporter needs to know how to do–namely, everything multimedia.


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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