Silicon Valley's most feared journalist is also its most well liked. How does that work?
It's the question posed by New York magazine this month, in a fascinating profile of Kara Swisher, one of the dominant power brokers of tech reporting.
Says New York mag:
The combination of access and toughness has made Swisher a preeminent
arbiter of status in a Silicon Valley where constant turmoil is taken
as a sign of innovation and vitality. She isn’t exactly Bob Woodward . . .(but) she might be the Valley’s Walter
Lippmann, who occupied a nexus of journalist, counselor, and kingmaker
in a mid-century D.C.Swisher,
who started recode.net
this year after leaving the Wall Street Journal, will be speaking
on Friday, August 15. Her talk is titled "The Day The Internet Becomes Invisible: the Next Age in Computing Will Be All About Feelings, Not Technology."