Kara Swisher

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Don't You Wish Your Workplace Was Like This?

An impossibly young staff hams it up to a 1998 semi-hit, Harvey Danger’s “Flagpole Sitta,” and it’s pretty infectious. And yet another Web creation I am spending my time with instead of “professional” content.

Tomorrow night, I plan on spending the whole night touring Joost, the much-hyped (and now much-funded with a $45 million infusion yesterday) new online video service from the creators of Kazaa and Skype, which has the pilot of “Starsky and Hutch” in its offerings (Huggy Bear Heaven!). Could it be the perfect meshing of Web and TV? As long is it is not WebTV–we are old enough to recall that washout, thank you very much.

Lip Dub – Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger from amandalynferri on Vimeo


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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