Kara Swisher

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Merry Christmas From AllThingsD and the Gift of a YouTube Yule Log

One of my favorite memories of Christmas as a kid was watching the annual Yule log broadcast on TV, as I was sitting next to a real fireplace. I will readily admit that this holiday story is warped.

Moving on! In the digital world of today, you can enjoy the tradition via the Internet.

So, here’s an hour of a crackling fire on Google’s YuleTube, oops, YouLog, oops, YouTube:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus