Peter Kafka

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Maybe Elon Musk Is Done Talking About the New York Times

For a bunch of you, the biggest story of last week was Elon Musk versus the New York Times. So you figured it would come up when the Tesla CEO appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night, right?

Nope.

The to-and-fro didn’t come up a single time. Not a word during his nine-minute segment, which focused almost entirely on Musk’s SpaceX exploits. Tesla itself barely merited a mention, though Kimmel did note that the company had won a Motor Trend award.


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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