Kara Swisher

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C-Span, Penthouse and a Nun: Kara Visits the Floor of the Cable Show

Speaking of experiments, posted below is my first crude video, shot on the floor of the Cable Show yesterday. I used the inexpensive Flip camcorder I wrote about last week in this post and just meandered around and recorded some observations. As you will see, the cable industry can rest easy in their worries about Web broadcasting for now.

But just for now.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work