Kara Swisher

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Kara (Re-)Visits the Flagship Apple Store in Manhattan–the Madness Continues!

On Friday, which was the debut day for the new 3G iPhone, BoomTown was at Apple’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan bright and early to chronicle the marketing madness wrought by his iPhoniness Steve Jobs.

I even took my mother, who was incredulous at the lines of New York natives waiting for the trendiest of smartphones. “Crazy” was her exact phraseology.

So, after a lovely weekend at the shore, I went back late Sunday night (without Mom!) to the same store, assuming it had all calmed down.

Oh no, my friends.

Here’s a new video of the carrying-on that continues into the night, as well as my original video below it:


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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