John Paczkowski

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You Got Your iPhone 4 Today? Yeah, That’s a Mistake.

“Xmas has come early because my iPhone 4 just arrived.” So reads a post to Twitter written by attorney Gil Cabrera, who received his new iPhone this morning–two days before it was expected and a day ahead of the early delivery Apple (AAPL) promised in an email message to some customers this morning.

Sadly for Cabrera, receiving the device early didn’t mean he could start using it early. “Oh cruelty,” he wrote in some later posts to Twitter. “Apparently, the #iphone4 arrived in error early and I cannot activate it until tomorrow! That’s just wrong!…Called Apple and the rep was like you have the iPhone 4? Yea, that’s a mistake.

UPDATE: Looks like Gabe finally got his iPhone 4 up and running. “Apple Rep just got me activated. Had to restart my computer (felt like I had a windows machine for a minute) and presto,” he said in a post to Twitter this afternoon.

[Image credit: Gil Cabrera]

Read Walt Mossberg’s iPhone 4 Review »

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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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