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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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