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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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