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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald