Kara Swisher

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Waltgelina 2011: Walking the CES Floor With Walt and Katie

BoomTown likes to take an annual walk on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with Walt Mossberg and Katherine Boehret to get a perspective of their very long march and what’s coming next.

Then, I get to leave!

I jokingly call Walt the “Brangelina” of CES, since he is stopped constantly on the floor by fans who want to meet him in person and those who just want to kibitz with him about the latest and greatest trends in the tech sector.

Here’s this year’s video I did last Thursday, in which we look for tablets that are not Apple iPads, marvel at a Klingon lady, try to make 3-D glasses look styling and generally are overwhelmed:


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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