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BoomTown's (Well-Timed) April Interview With Ars Technica's Ken Fisher


Since everyone and their mother saw fit to grab and post BoomTown’s video of our prescient interview last month with Ars Technica’s founder Ken Fisher in the wake of its acquisition by Condé Nast to be announced today, we thought we should post it too–since we did it!

Boston-based Ars, one the largest and longest-running tech blogs, will become part of CondéNet’s Wired Digital group.

Here is our post on the site, which I love for its accuracy and breadth, despite some annoying attribution snafus it should fix tout de suite.

Also, who wouldn’t like the name, meaning the “Art of Technology,” suggested by a quote from the “father of medicine,” Hippocrates:

“Ars longa, vita brevis, occasio praeceps, experimentum periculosum, iudicium difficile,” which is translated as, “Life is short, [the] art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult.”

And here is my video interview with Fisher:

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