Kara Swisher

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Afternoon Siesta With WSJ Online Videos: Morse Code, Lenovo, Legos and the Geeky French!

How much do we love this Morse Code guy in the Arizona desert–Chuck Adams, who is the eighth fastest in the world–in this video of what is a dying breed: the tappy-tapping ur-geek:

And Lenovo tries to grow a global business against competitors like Acer, IBM and Dell, although there is also a rural PC for farmers. So says Bill Amelio, CEO of the Chinese computer maker:

Making Lego movies–stop-motion films called “brickfilm”–which are a lot more gripping than a lot out there (but not much!):

Get your iPods and music and fashion and design at France’s Colette. It’s like an Apple store with tasty food!:


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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