Peter Kafka

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Jimmy Kimmel on the iPad Mini: “We’re Apple, and You’re Suckers”

Jimmy Kimmel and his writers are doing some very nice work with Apple the last couple months. The intro here has a bit more bite than you normally get from network TV: “Anyone standing in line for an iPad mini in New York or New Jersey this week should be punched in the throat.”

Kimmel, by the way, has doing his shows from Brooklyn this week. Bad timing when it comes to dragging guests across the East River. But he’s been able to do it, for the most part.


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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