Peter Kafka

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An Unopened Letter to Jeff Bezos: “The Daily Show” Explains How to Save Newspapers

We’re a day late getting you this “Daily Show” riff on Jeff Bezos and The Future Of News, starring the excellent John Hodgman. On the other hand, “The Daily Show” guys waited more than a week to get to the story. And it’s Friday.

Still here? Here’s your bonus added value free reward! See, some of the newfangled and useless video “curation” services would unthinkingly serve you up the first segment “The Daily Show” did on Bezos and WaPo. But they’d be wrong, because that one was much less good, but the useless video “curation” services’ robots can’t figure that out.

Still, if you want to watch it, here it is:


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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