Peter Kafka

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Every Tech Ad You’ve Seen, in One Funny Video

Given that we’re going into product launch season, this CollegeHumor clip is nicely timed. Also, it’s the Friday before Labor Day:

While we’re here, may as well point out that the biggest tech sellers have gotten pretty good at moving beyond the cliches deftly parodied above.

Here, for instance, is the latest in Apple’s series of feature-centric ads, which range from good to really great:

And here’s the new one from Microsoft, which probably won’t sell many Windows Phones, but is fun to watch anyway:


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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