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Tony “Father of the iPod” Fadell Leaves Apple

Nearly a year and a half after stepping down as senior vice president of Apple’s iPod division, Tony Fadell is leaving the company for good.

Fadell, one of the chief architects of Apple’s audio strategy (there were obviously others, and top Apple execs sometimes bristle at Fadell being credited with paternity), had been working as an adviser to Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs since being replaced in November 2008 by former IBM (IBM) exec Mark Papermaster. Now his time in that diminished role has ended and Fadell is moving on.

Fadell’s plans? “My primary focus will be helping the environment by working with consumer green-tech companies,” he told the New York Times, which first reported his departure. “I’m determined to tell my kids and grandkids amazing stories beyond my iPod and iPhone ones.”


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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