Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Om Nom Nom Nom

On Sunday, I motored up to Petaluma to be on This Week in Tech, or TWiT, at its new offices. Hosted by Leo Laporte, it’s a roundtable on the news of the week in the digital sector.

The other panelists included GigaOm’s Om Malik, CNET’s Rafe Needleman and Revision3′s Patrick Norton, talking about everything from the 30th anniversary of the IBM PC to electronic tattoos to the patent issues foiling Google (who knew?) to delicious cupcakes not eaten by Om.

Enjoy:


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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