Peter Kafka

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Doink Doink! “Law & Order” Case Gets Closed.

NBC is killing off “Law & Order” after 20 seasons, according to reports popping up this afternoon.

YouTube is surprisingly low on compelling L&O clips–nothing like the David Caruso tributes that CBS’s (CBS) “CSI: Miami” inspired. But here are the two things you’ll always remember about NBC’s stalwart show: Its signature sound effect and its signature actor:

The network will still be running some “Law & Order” spinoffs, though. NBC will release its fall programming slate on Monday morning.


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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