Kara Swisher

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Kara's What's Hot in Tech 2007, Starring London and Louie

The Public Relations Society of America, Silicon Valley chapter, asked me to make a short video for its dinner last night about what was hot in tech in 2007 and also what surprised me. They did not use it, as I got it in too late, so here it is!

I made it when I was in London last week (Double decker buses! The Beeb! Punk rockers with pink mohawks!). Then–horrid stage mother I have become with my little video camera–I lassoed my son in for the project too.

Here it is:

(I still am having problems with the Brightcove player, so I uploaded the video to YouTube.)


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus