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Power Outage + MacBook = Last Night’s Jimmy Kimmel Show

So maybe this is what convergence looks like: An entire episode of Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show filmed entirely with an Apple (AAPL) laptop’s Webcam.

The conceit: Kimmel’s ABC show lost power on Monday, so he used a MacBook to shoot the show, which aired last night.

Put-on/gimmick? Assume so (What powered the MacBook? And the lights? Etc). But the press, including the New York Times, is reporting it as fact, so judge for yourself. And either way, it’s fairly entertaining. Some samples:


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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