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This Week’s New Yorker Cover, Brought to You by the iPhone

CV1_TNY_06_01_09.inddPublisher Condé Nast gets plenty of well-deserved criticism for its slow embrace of technology and the Web, but some of its individual titles do some interesting stuff.

To wit: The video below, which depicts how artist Jorge Columbo created this week’s cover art in an hour, using an Apple (AAPL) iPhone. Columbo used an iPhone app called Brushes, and he’s been using it for a while to create some interesting stuff. If you like this piece, check out his collection of  “iSketches.”

And here’s the same technique with another sketch:


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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