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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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