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Here Comes Another Bubble!

Sung to the tune of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” this music video by the San Francisco-based Richter Scales is pure genius.

And so, as the song asks, we sure will blog about it (plus it uses our interview with Facebook investor Peter Thiel, also below, at the start).

In fact, it’s an honor to, as these guys get the Web 2.0 mania better than pretty much everyone in Silicon Valley.

And a warning to all: The video was so hysterical, it apparently made Robert Scoble spew Diet Coke through his nose. That’s, of course, not such a funny image.

And here is our original Thiel interview:


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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