Peter Kafka

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The Real Victims of the Newspaper Collapse

The Onion is on to something here. There’s something about big stacks of newspapers that appeals to a certain kind of person–I used to work with one of them, and actually, come to think of it, I kind of was one of them–and the creative destruction the Web has wrought has no upside for those folks.

You can’t build a wall around your cubicle using Google News and Craigslist.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus