Kara Swisher

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Online Video: How Did BoomTown Leave Out the Trekkies?

After posting the hot new trailer for the fourth in the cyborg series, “Terminator Salvation,” yesterday, someone pointed out BoomTown was remiss in not including the one for the new “Star Trek” movie.

No longer!

“Star Trek” is out in May and will look at the early lives of James Tiberius Kirk and his sidekick and Vulcan-phenom, Spock, along with the rest of the future crew of the Starship Enterprise.

It’s directed by J.J. Abrams and looks really good, with the best opening I have seen in a trailer thus far.

Here it is:


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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