Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: "Eat Pray Love" (Plus Elizabeth Gilbert's "Doomed" TED Speech)

While the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s hit book, “Eat Pray Love,” has exactly zero rock-em-sock-em blockbustery feel, unlike all the others being released this summer, its trailer is gaining in popularity online.

The movie, which stars Julia Roberts, is about a woman in search of, well, herself, via copious travel.

Here’s the video of the trailer, as well as a speech Gilbert gave at TED in 2009 about creativity and genius and how the success of her book and, now, movie, might mean she is doomed:


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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