Walt Mossberg

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The iPhone and Its Killer App

Yesterday, Walt spoke with Yahoo Tech Ticker’s Aaron Task about the 3G iPhone and its Friday launch. Since it’s more of a “handheld computer,” as Walt describes it (click here for Walt’s full review), its success is naturally linked to today’s launch of the App Store and the embrace of the software development community. Here’s their conversation:


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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