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BoomTown Visits the Digital Dutch, Part 2

Here’s the second of two videos I did while in Amsterdam for the PICNIC conference last week.

The first video from PICNIC is here.

More biking along the lovely canals of this Dutch city, along with even more odd digital stuff at the conference, as well as appearances by Liberty Global’s Mike Fries, Nike TechLab’s Michael Tchao and former Microsoftie Linda Stone.

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