Saturday, February 22, 2014

Gawker's Nick Denton

When I noticed (via Re/code, the new technology site launched by Walt Mossberg, formerly of the Wall Street Journal) that a Playboy magazine "Candid Conversation" interview was available with Gawker's Nick Denton, I resisted at first, then decided to read it. I am glad I did -- it was interesting throughout. A couple of surprises: Denton's technological optimism about the Internet remind me of some of Robert Anton Wilson's remarks, and I also noticed that he shared RAW's opinion that technological advances are more likely to improve life for everyone than the political system is. I am not sure I am persuaded by all of his comments about privacy and gossip, but as you might expect, they are interesting.

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