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Digital Daily Live Blogs at Apple Event! And More to Come, Like Rupe and MySpace Co-Founder at Web 2.0!


Our very own Digital Daily’s John Paczkowski–he of the arched eyebrow–did such a good job live-blogging our own fifth D: All Things Digital conference this year that we thought we would step up our game and send him out and about more often.


First stop, Apple’s special event today, starting at 10 a.m. PDT, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where Steve Jobs will yawn and all hell will break loose. We know, it’s some iPod news–and we are probably using the term “news” rather loosely here–but John will be on the case in text and video!

And there will be more exciting, you-are-there-but-not-really live blogging ahead from John, such as the upcoming Web 2.0 conference, helmed by John Battelle and Tim O’Reilly and also in San Francisco, in mid-October.

Now, it seems, both John and BoomTown will have to be in the front seat with our eyes wide open for that event, given that Web 2.0 will announce today that News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch (and new owner of Dow Jones and, by extension, this site) and MySpace Co-Founder Chris DeWolfe will be delivering its dinner keynote on opening night Oct. 17.

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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