Peter Kafka

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IBooks, Eh? Apple’s Bookstore Comes to Canada

Canadian iPad users, who haven’t been able to buy e-books from Apple’s iTunes store, can now do so. CBS’ Simon & Schuster says its titles are available in iBook format, and I assume that those of Apple’s other publishing launch partners are as well.


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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