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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work