Peter Kafka

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Apple Flatters Instapaper. Did It Kill It?

“Shit”

Instapaper developer Marco Arment, via Twitter, shortly after Apple announced “Reading List”, a new iOS 5 feature that appears to closely mirror the features in Arment’s popular iOS app. The silver lining, per Arment: “At least they’re hitting a lot of other apps too. Could be worse.” And then this: “Glad I’ve invested in social and editorial features. Not dead yet!”


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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