Kara Swisher

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Parenting 101 (a.k.a. The Chapter on How Not To)

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

Here’s one of the two videos I did in which I egregiously used my two young sons to try to 1) raise money for underprivileged kids via DonorsChoose.org and 2) get a lunch date with Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang, who is not pleased with BoomTown because of our pointed posts on Yahoo all through 2007.

Sorry, J! But it was for a good cause. The charity funds classroom projects in high-need public schools, using the Web to match teacher project requests with donors. (AllThingsD.com picked tech projects in both San Francisco and Washington, D.C.)

In fact, you can still give to DonorsChoose.org for 2007 until tonight here.

Here Louie and Alex Swisher make a fervent plea for truth, justice and a nosh with the still-humorless Yang (who should have been on the horn with me as soon as this video went up!):


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work