Peter Kafka

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Facebook's Neighbors Want to Unfriend Shuttles

Black buses ferry Facebookers in and out of its Palo Alto campus from 7 am until midnight. Neighbors say they come and go much too often, making too much noise, and want Facebook to cut back. In the meantime, some of them are wearing earplugs at night.


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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