Peter Kafka

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Merry!

It’s almost the night before Christmas, which means that many of you are doing something other than looking at the Web right now. And those of you who are on the Web probably aren’t looking for something terribly heavy to ingest.

Fair enough. We’ll start up again in a couple of days. In the meantime, please enjoy your holiday. And if you’re an Animal fan, you’ll want to keep your eyes open around the three-minute mark here:


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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