Peter Kafka

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Meet Condé Nast's Digital Gurus

More shoes dropping in the wake of Bob Sauerberg’s move into the No. 2 slot at Condé Nast last month: Sauerberg has created a new post of chief technology officer for the publisher and hired Viacom veteran Joe Simon to fill it. Simon will “lead all digital and technology operations and focus on innovation and the development of the next generation of digital products and services.” More fun to read about: Wired Creative Director Scott Dadich, who has become the company’s iPad frontman and who the New York Observer says is publishing’s new “it boy.” Hate words? You can hear and see him in this clip.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus