Kara Swisher

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PoliticoPlaybook TV: The State of the Union as High School Musical

Until the writers’ strike in Hollywood is over–who knew it would go on this long?–BoomTown has decided to offer suggestions about stuff to watch.

Sure, James Kotecki is no Jon Stewart and is a bit goofy in an endearing preppy style as announcer.

But his short video recaps of politics with a touch of sweet snark for the Web site Politico.com (based on Mike Allen’s online column) is well done and even helpful.

Here’s the most recent one:


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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