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Best of 2007 Video: D5 Interview With George Lucas

Over the next week, I will be posting the most popular videos on BoomTown from 2007.

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Here’s the interview Walt Mossberg and I did at D5 with George Lucas.

In it, he describes Internet video-sharing sites like YouTube as a circus (and not in a good way) and compares the quality of its content to throwing “puppies on a highway.” And there are also some very cool demos from Lucasfilm and his video game unit.

The discussion took place the afternoon of May 30, 2007 at the fifth D: All Things Digital, the annual tech and media conference that Walt and I host. The next conference takes place in late May 2008.

Here is the interview in its entirety:


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— David Weinberger, researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Center for the Internet and Society, from a lecture last Wednesday at the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Information