Kara Swisher

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The Joy of Tech and Suckerbucks, I Mean, Zuckerbucks!

We love those clever cartoon dudes–Nitrozac and Snaggy–over at Geek Culture’s Joy of Tech, so much that we hope to showcase them more on the AllThingsD site in the future.

To kick it off, what better way than to show yesterday’s most excellent explanation of why social-networking pretty lady Facebook is worth those 15 billion samoleans, a la J. Wellington Wimpy (“You know how many hamburgers that is?”).

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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