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Everybody Wang Chung Tonight: BoomTown and Giant Earphones Talk Apple iPad on WSJ.com's "Digits"

BoomTown and my giant Skype 1980s-style headphones will be making regular appearances on WSJ.com’s daily “Digits” tech show going forward, and here’s the latest video.

Besides making musical recommendations from the era–this week, Wang Chung!–and looking like I just rolled out of bed (I did!), I talked with “Digits” geek-lady-in-charge Stacey Delo earlier today about the hype around the April 3 release of the Apple (AAPL) iPad to stores.

My take: Hype front coming in from the land of Apple fanboys will grow exponentially as more hot air enters the system due to the magic tablet.

Definitely expect possible nerd camping in front of Apple stores nationwide and numerous images of people exiting stores waving the iPad as if it were made of unicorns and rainbows; so dress appropriately.

Until then, here is today’s “Digits” video:

And, for those interested, here is Wang Chung, with its catchy hit song, “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”:

Next week: Wham!

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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