#9: “I Won’t Ever Stop Writing About You Until You’re Either The Biggest Thing Around, Or You’re Dead.”
—Kara Swisher to Mark Zuckerberg at D6 in 2008
[Top 10 Moments from a Decade of All Things Digital]
It’s all Facebook all the time over here today, so it’s a lovely coincidence that #9 on our countdown of the top 10 moments from 10 years of D: All Things Digital features none other than Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg brought a little gift with them (a princess phone) to the D mainstage in 2008; they gave it to host Kara Swisher, saying they hoped it would make her stop with her relentless coverage of Facebook.
Kara simply replies: “I won’t ever stop writing about you until you’re either the biggest thing around, or you’re dead.” Four years later and celebrating one of history’s biggest IPOs, they’re pretty much the biggest thing around … but something tells us her coverage hasn’t stopped.