Kara Swisher

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Happy 4th of July!–Digital Doodle Dandy and, Of Course, Fireworks!

Here are two videos to enjoy tomorrow, as you stuff your face with hot dogs and play with firecrackers (remember, it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye!).

The first is the most excellent James Cagney as George M. Cohan in “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and the second is a lovely fireworks montage from 2007 in Selma, North Carolina.

Yankee Doodle Dandy:

Fireworks:


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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