Peter Kafka

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The Daily Says — And Sings — Goodbye

The Daily, Rupert Murdoch’s attempt to make a tabloid newspaper for the iPad age, shuts down this week. Anyone — and everyone — can tell you why The Daily didn’t work, and they’ve already done so.

So, instead, watch this video, produced by some of the 120 employees who will lose their jobs:

Give the folks at The Daily (which, like this Web site, is owned by News Corp.) credit for putting a brave face on things (note brief cameos from Daily EIC Jesse Angelo and publisher Greg Clayman).

But my favorite in this genre remains this 2007 beauty made by the about-to-be-fired staff at AOL France. Hoping we won’t see many more of these, but my hunch is we’ve got more coming soon:

 

 


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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