Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Gavin and I Talk Big Minds on Small Ideas in Tech

Here’s a little taste of an interview I did on hairtastic California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom’s talk show on Current TV; it will be appearing tonight.

In it, I bellyache that while there are a lot of interesting innovations out there in Silicon Valley — I do love me some Instagram as a product — most of them are not at all profound.

Here’s the video:


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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