Walt Mossberg

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Why the iPhone Matters

In July, Walt spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival about the rise of the iPhone and similar devices and what it means for the future of the PC. Below are two videos of Walt’s presentation. The video on top is the complete session; the YouTube video below it is a shorter version.

Also, see Walt’s reviews of the device–both the iPhone 3G and the original version, when he first wrote about its meaning and impact; and Boomtown’s post yesterday about the explosive growth of the App Store.


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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