Peter Kafka

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The Fail Owl-Bear and the Down Clown: Twitter's Ev Williams and Biz Stone Answer (Some of) Your Questions

A nice Thursday afternoon treat from the folks at Jimmy Fallon: Backstage footage of the Twitter dudes responding to viewer questions after their appearance on the NBC show last week.

It’s short, and it’s good stuff. Ev Williams and Biz Stone come off as funny, likable and confident. Like the kind of guys that could run a cool company or something.


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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