Kara Swisher

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Andy Jordan and Musical Slime

Oh, the places Andy Jordan of WSJ Online’s Tech Diary gets to visit!

This time, it’s a collective of technologists and artists who are creating robotic musical instruments out of slime and other odd materials.

Ew! (Except for Slinky music, which is brilliant, as are all experiences one might have with what is arguably the greatest toy ever invented.)


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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