Peter Kafka

Recent Posts by Peter Kafka

Gooooooooooal! Google Kicks Off the World Cup.

Here’s a cool Easter egg from Google (GOOG). Search for “world cup” and you’ll get some cool results, like a schedule of games and air times–the South Africa-Mexico game kicks off the tournament at 10 am Eastern on Friday. And at the bottom of the page is this excellent bit of levity:

(Thanks to Lauren Fernandez, via Paul Bonanos, for spotting)


Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

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