Kara Swisher

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Katherine Boehret's Video Debut on AllThingsD.com With Walt Mossberg Directing


In case you missed it, Katherine Boehret–one of our fine tech columnists on this site and also in The Wall Street Journal and pictured here–debuted a video yesterday, using the same kind of Flip video camera I do for my video posts on BoomTown.

She was testing for her regular Mossberg Solution column a new version of the device, which she liked in her post here.

The video she made was from a recent visit she and my partner Walt Mossberg made to Google in Silicon Valley and includes Katie riding one of the free bikes provided to employees by the company.

Walt, who always insists on backseat directing my videos when he is around, does a few too many pavement shots when he gets his mitts on the camera, so thank goodness for Katie’s much more deft filming.

As you will see, BoomTown’s swirly mishmash video style has had a profound impact on her, as it should!

Here it is:

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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