Kara Swisher

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BoomTown as Web CEO: A Titanically Bad Idea

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Here’s an interview I did with Master of 500 Hats blogger Dave McClure last week, which I am sure to regret at some point.

Mostly because of this odd illustration he also did (that I secretly like way too much).

In it, he asks me what I would do with various big Internet companies if I were the supreme leader.

Not much! Thus, my flourishing career as a backseat driver!

Here’s the video:


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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