Peter Kafka

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Apple’s New iPhone Ad Says Nothing, and It’s Great

Apple’s newest iPhone ad is one minute long. It has a single sentence of voiceover dialogue. It conveys no information about the iPhone 5’s capabilities.

I have no idea if it will help Tim Cook sell a single extra handset. But it is a wonderful piece of moviemaking.

No need to say anything else:


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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