Kara Swisher

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Hollywood Rumble!

While the collapse of the talks between writers and Hollywood studios to end the strike might seem more like a tragedy–a shoot-your-idiot-selves-in-the-foot tragedy, of course–you have to love all the very funny writers’ strike parodies being put on the Web.

In fact, it feels like the first good stuff to come out of Hollywood made specifically for the Web, rather than a rehashing of hash and repurposed hackery. Nothing like a crisis to focus on what is really important!

While it is a tad violent, although more in a Tom-and-Jerry way, here’s a video from Alec McNayr, a producer with Space Shank Media, about how the talks are really going:


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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