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BoomTown Talks About Privacy and Steve Jobs's Health on WSJ.com's "Digits"!

Here’s a video of an appearance I did this morning on the WSJ.com’s “Digits” online daily tech show about a post I did yesterday titled “Steve Jobs Asks for Privacy–and He Deserves It This Time.”

In it, I tried to make the controversial case for why the Apple co-founder and CEO should get some personal space from the endless media frenzy during his medical leave of absence from the company.

As “Digits” asked, “But as chief executive of the world’s most valuable technology company, how much privacy will he be granted?”

None, of course, since he is the most famous techie in history, but that’s my story and I am sticking to it.

I was on “Digits” with MediaMemo’s Peter Kafka, who did not agree with me (his boss!).

Here’s the interview video:


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work