Kara Swisher

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Butterknife

BoomTown has decided to reinstate our practice of showcasing excellent online videos that we started posting during the writers’ strike.

Our premise has been simple: That online video in both short and long form is the future, and its development is important to pay attention to.

OK, it is a little weird, but you might take a gander at “Butterknife,” an unusual online series that looks at both the life of a private investigator and his life at home with his wife.

Shown on the Spout site, there is a little too much of the very hairy chest and shoulders of the protagonist, played by Ronald Bronstein (his real-life wife, Mary, plays his wife), but it kind of grows on you.

Here is the first episode (there are eight so far):

BUTTERKNIFE 8: Smelly Elly


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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