Peter Kafka

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Jon Stewart Solves the Homeless-Hotspot Debate

Turning homeless people into human hotspots at SXSW was a terrible idea. But one of the bizarre features of our media culture is that some people feel compelled to argue otherwise. Luckily, our media culture also features Jon Stewart.


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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