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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus