Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: "Despicable" See

It’s a geek’s dream: Lots of cool gadgets and wacky inventions wielded by nerdy villains.

That would be “Despicable Me,” an animated movie opening this week and starring Steve Carrell as Gru.

Enjoy the film’s trailer:


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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