Peter Kafka

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Hey! Old People Totally Use the Internet, Too!

They don’t even it call it a series of tubes, or whatever. So says the AARP, the not-that-old-people’s advocacy group.

That’s not really news. But they felt compelled to make a video to make their point, anyway.

I think this is supposed to be pitched to marketers, but, again–people who are in the business of reaching people 55 and up should know they’re online, right?

The excellent song, by the way, is “One Thing Leads To Another,” by the Fixx, from 1983. Which is pretty old!


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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