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A New Flip Joins the BoomTown Video Family: High-Def Hijinks Ensue!

As you might know from Katherine Boehret’s review of Pure Digital Technologies’ newest Flip today, there is now a high-definition version of the popular digital video camera.

Boehret mostly liked the new $230 Flip MinoHD, noting:

If you’re in the market for a simple camcorder that records high-quality video, the Flip MinoHD is definitely worth $50 more than the regular Flip Mino. But don’t say I didn’t warn you so when you’re bummed out by the screen’s still-small size and its inability to share true HD footage via the FlipShare software.”

Walt Mossberg and I demoed San Francisco-based Pure Digital’s first effort at our third D: All Things Digital in 2005.

And BoomTown has been using some version of the Flip for the column’s videos since the site started almost two years ago to make our jiggly masterpieces about the tech scene.

Thus, here is a video where my old Flips meet the newest digital video recorder in town:

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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