Walt Mossberg

Walt Mossberg


Board, News Literacy Project. Former columnist, WSJ. Co-founder: AllThingsD, Recode, D & Code Conferences, Ctrl-Walt-Delete. Former Exec Editor, The Verge.

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Here’s @BillGates ⁩ passionately making a point at the very first D Conference this week in 2003. Bill spoke at our conference multiple years and was very generous with his time and his ideas. @karaswisher ⁩ and I appreciated it.

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@karaswisher and I could never have staged the D conferences starting 17 years ago without great independent contractors in the events biz. Key people were Lia Kennett, Jill Pendergast, Meg Burns, Matt Hrdlicka and Asa Mathat. All are on LinkedIn. I highly recommend them.

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(The chairs on stage were black that year. The iconic red chairs didn't arrive until D2.)

Am I the only one whose costly AirPod Pros fall out of my ears if I use them when I’m moving much more than just sitting - say, while working in the kitchen - regardless of which tips I use? By comparison, the cheaper original AirPods never fall out of my ears. Anyone else?

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@reneritchie  Me too. As if all the sales people, and landscape designers, and stock traders, and teachers and lawyers and bus drivers and local politicians and everyone else have no right to discuss national and global and cultural issues and should “stay in their lanes”.

@cannoneyes  It’s not censorship. Only the government can commit censorship. A private company like Twitter is legally free to publish, delete, or change the presentation of any content to conform to its rules. And you have the right to quit. Trump wants you to think it’s censorship.

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1/ Some personal news: I've decided to quit Facebook around the end of the year. I am doing this - after being on Facebook for nearly 12 years - because my own values and the policies and actions of Facebook have diverged to the point where I’m no longer comfortable there.

Please read about this hugely important chart: even if you’re ok and think you’re unlikely to get seriously ill, modifying your behavior is needed to protect all of society. It’s called “flattening the curve” and it saves lives.

If you use a Mac, and you insist on using Chrome, stop complaining about speed, fan noise, or battery life. It’s well known that Chrome is a resource and battery hog, especially on Macs. Safari is fully capable, quite fast and very privacy & security focused. Just use Safari.

Here’s a list of organizations to which you can donate funds to help victims of, and firefighters battling, the horrendous multiple wildfires ravaging California. If you know of any other worthy organizations, please tack on links to them as replies.

Net neutrality explained as simply as possible, for politicians who either don’t understand it or are obeying big donors, or both.

Steve Jobs, father of the Mac, the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad, and more, died much too young on this day eight years ago. I miss our private talks and public interviews. I miss his new product ideas - and his trademark launches. Rest In Peace.

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Dear . You don’t enforce your “rules”. You don’t penalize the deliberate and repeated promulgation of hoaxes, false news and conspiracy theories. Your only “rule” is growth at all costs. I’m sure your safety team means well and tries, but your corporate commitment is absent.

1/ Trump's stunning refusal tonight to accept the outcome of the people's vote in the election is a rejection of U.S. democracy itself.

Someday, archeologists will find this and wonder...

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