Walt Mossberg, the Wall Street Journal’s Personal Technology columnist, has been called The Kingmaker by Wired Magazine and probably lots of other unprintable things by disappointed CEOs who have received withering reviews of their products. I had never seen him speak before last month’s Anti-Spyware Coalition meeting, but I’d add stand-up comedian to his titles. He skewered the online ad industry (and the online research industry, I might add) in such a hilarious way, people were cringing and laughing at the same time.
Scroll down the agenda to the Luncheon Keynote Address, click on Video, and then fast-forward to about minute 24 if you want to skip right to Mossberg. The quality of the video is not great, so I recommend treating it as a radio clip while you go about your email, Web surfing, etc.