Kara Swisher

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Hollywood Rumble!

While the collapse of the talks between writers and Hollywood studios to end the strike might seem more like a tragedy–a shoot-your-idiot-selves-in-the-foot tragedy, of course–you have to love all the very funny writers’ strike parodies being put on the Web.

In fact, it feels like the first good stuff to come out of Hollywood made specifically for the Web, rather than a rehashing of hash and repurposed hackery. Nothing like a crisis to focus on what is really important!

While it is a tad violent, although more in a Tom-and-Jerry way, here’s a video from Alec McNayr, a producer with Space Shank Media, about how the talks are really going:


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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