Alcohol: More important than the Net?

Stephen Baker

What would communications be without alcohol? Maybe we'd all keep our secrets. Just imagine you work at Apple, a secretive place if there ever was one, and (probably over drinks) you confide a few details about the coming iPhone to Digg's Kevin Rose. Next thing you know, you're watching him drinking beers on his show, and saying, should I spill the beans? Should I? Sure, my source told me not to tell anybody, but it's OK if I talk about it a little to a global audience on my show, swig, swig... Isn't it? His words spread in a hurry.

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