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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald