Kara Swisher

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Yes, BoomTown Made Drake, the ATD Intern, Camp Out for the iPad

This weekend, while BoomTown was still indisposed, All Things Digital intern Drake Martinet was dispatched to the Palo Alto, Calif., Apple store–in the heart of Silicon Valley–to camp out with the freaks and geeks awaiting the 9 am PT sale of the iPad Saturday.

Yes, he camped all night to nab two of them “magic tablets.”

While doing so, Drake found one Microsoft (MSFT) Windows computer user, did pinch-and-zoom exercises with some “iPadanistas” and generally seemed rather punchy, despite all the Apple (AAPL) mania.

And, inexplicably, he managed not to get an interview with the attention-seeking missile that is Robert Scoble.

In any case, here are two videos Drake did (and you can see his interview with the founder of Chatroulette, also waiting in the line, here):


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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