Peter Kafka

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Your iPad Is Going to Look Pretty Ancient One Day, Too

If you are very old [cough], you can remember a time when VCRs were exotic machines that most people couldn’t afford to own. If you can’t recall ancient history, Buzzfeed, via AdFreak, has an awesome gallery of old VCR ads that give you all the context you need.

Here’s a prime example, via an unnamed magazine’s photo spread. The camera attached to that Betamax, by the way, clocked in at a featherweight five pounds.


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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