Peter Kafka

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The Real Victims of the Newspaper Collapse

The Onion is on to something here. There’s something about big stacks of newspapers that appeals to a certain kind of person–I used to work with one of them, and actually, come to think of it, I kind of was one of them–and the creative destruction the Web has wrought has no upside for those folks.

You can’t build a wall around your cubicle using Google News and Craigslist.


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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