Tag Archives: Edward Snowden

With a Koch and a smile: the softer side of big money

15.06.2014

One of the most striking discoveries from last month’s interview with Edward Snowden was how unremarkable he seemed. Blondish, pale, disarming—neither traitor nor hero—he turned out to be just an ordinary man with an extraordinary story to tell. The systems analyst that inspired a thousand conspiracy theories was reduced to the IT guy he actually…

Google’s “Fearless” spot misses the point of “what (really) matters”

21.10.2013

In a charming new spot introducing the Nexus 7 tablet, Google shows what’s right—and wrong—with search as we know it. The commercial features a tween confronted with a public speaking assignment and a bad case of “glossophobia” who turns to his tablet for instruction and inspiration. He finds “The King’s Speech” and Colin Firth, FDR’s…

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