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More Mossberg Fan Club News

We were kidding last week in our post about our longtime opinion that News Corp. owner Rupert Murdoch should set WSJ.com free from behind its paid wall that one way to make money was to create a number of premium services, including perhaps starting with a Walt Mossberg fan club.

Thus, we were unprepared for the plethora of people inquiring about wanting to join a real one. Sadly, this is not to be, as we’ve got a lot of other priorities around here at AllThingsD.

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Nonetheless, that did not stop our friends over at Geek Culture from celebrating AllThingsWalt with this nice medallion, pictured here, which we make available free to all who want to print it out, cut around the edges and create a lovely button to wear proudly at all tech events of note.


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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