Kara Swisher

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Viral Audio: While Arrington Fiddles and Bartz Erupts, My Cup o’ Crazy Runneth Over

From a Starbucks in Menlo Park yesterday — and obviously hopped up on too many doppios — I talked with the Mediatwits (Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali) about the twin clown circuses going on at AOL and Yahoo this week.

That would be firebombers — Michael Arrington of TechCrunch and fired Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz — on one side and punching-bag big companies on the other.

For me, it’s obviously Christmas in September.

Enjoy the podcast:


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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