Peter Kafka

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Someone Who Used to Work at The Seattle Post-Intelligencer Gets the Last Word

Someone one who used to draw a paycheck from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer — unclear whether that person is now unemployed or working at the new seattlepi.com — amended this quote, from Thomas Jefferson, at the PI’s HQ yesterday. Photo courtesy of former PI employee Paul Fankhauser.  (Click to enlarge)

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Thanks to John Cook, who used to work for the PI but left last year to cofound TechFlash, which covers Seattle-area business news, for pointing this one out.


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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