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A Video Tip for Yahoo: "The Aloof"

Yesterday, I posted a video of the classic Nancy Sinatra song, “These Boots Are Made for Walking,” as a metaphoric tip for Microsoft to deal with its continuing rejection from Yahoo.

Then someone sent me this video answer to Sinatra’s, which turns out to be a perfect path for Yahoo to follow in its likely futile efforts to ward off the attentions of the software giant.

From the movie “Sweet Charity,” it’s called “The Aloof,” and subtitled, “Rich Man’s Frug.”

Perfect!

Here’s the video:


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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