Kara Swisher

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BoomTown Visits Geeks in Mexico

Inexplicably, BoomTown has been invited to Mexico to give a keynote speech for the Simposium Internacional de Sistemas Computacionales y Tecnologías de Información, or SISCTI 35.

That translates to the International Symposium of Computer Systems and Information Technology–or, more simply put, a bunch of nerds in Mexico who want to know all about the Apple (AAPL) iPad.

The Symposium is held at one of Mexico’s premier tech and business schools, Tecnológico de Monterrey, where I am set to fill a gathering of college students in on all the trends of Silicon Valley and in the digital space.

Last year’s speaker was David Pogue, the tech reviewer of the New York Times, who often breaks into elaborate song when speaking of gadgets. I will try to refrain and stick with my basic punditry and snarky pontificating.

You can check out SISCTI’s Facebook page here.

In any case, I will be out of pocket tomorrow and Friday traveling and visiting the school, so behave while I am gone.


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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