Kara Swisher

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Here Comes Another Bubble!

Sung to the tune of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” this music video by the San Francisco-based Richter Scales is pure genius.

And so, as the song asks, we sure will blog about it (plus it uses our interview with Facebook investor Peter Thiel, also below, at the start).

In fact, it’s an honor to, as these guys get the Web 2.0 mania better than pretty much everyone in Silicon Valley.

And a warning to all: The video was so hysterical, it apparently made Robert Scoble spew Diet Coke through his nose. That’s, of course, not such a funny image.

And here is our original Thiel interview:


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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