Peter Kafka

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QOTD: Nick Denton Gives Himself a Hand

And that’s why news sites have front pages.

A twofer from Gawker owner Nick Denton: A Tweet simultaneously bragging about his site’s story on Chris Lee’s Craigslist escapades, which led to the New York Republican Congressman’s resignation yesterday, and defending Gawker’s much-criticized redesign, which lets Denton prominently feature that kind of story.


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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