Kara Swisher

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The Making of D6: Part Two


Here’s my annual video, second of two, of the behind-the-scenes preparations for the sixth D: All Things Digital conference.

It starts tonight in Carlsbad, Calif., with an interview with Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer by Walt Mossberg and me.

But to make the magic happen at D6, there has been a year of much more mundane slogging by our crack team who put it all together.

Here’s a glimpse of the run-up to the conference on site over the last few days before the event, in two parts (here’s the first video):

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The schism between content creators and platforms like Kickstarter, Tumblr and YouTube is generational. It’s people who grew up on the Web versus people who still don’t use it. In Washington, they simply don’t see the way that the Web has completely reconfigured society across classes, education and race. The Internet isn’t real to them yet.

— Yancey Strickler, a founder of Kickstarter, in an email — from an article by the New York Times’ David Carr about the dangers of SOPA