Kara Swisher

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Here's Something About Online Retail That Is Not So Gloomy

With all this humbugging about holiday retail online–down? up? sideways?–it would do a person well to think more Tiny Tim than Scrooge these days.

And here are some very clever advertising videos from the fine folks at ChangingThePresent.org, created for the charity nonprofit by StrawberryFrog to help you get there.

They should make you think twice when you see those dumb buy-more-and-more-and-even-more ads out there.

Give the gift that matters, indeed. But judge for yourselves:

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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