Peter Kafka

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Kill’ Em All! Then Do Business With Them.

Lars just left my house in NYC. The litigation between us in 2000 is now a distant memory.

– Napster co-founder Sean Parker, talking about Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, via a 4:03 am Twitter post. Metallica had sued the file-sharing service, but now Parker and the band are business partners: Yesterday Metallica announced that it is distributing its music on Spotify, where Parker is an investor.


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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