Peter Kafka

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Comcast, NBC Announce the End of the Jeff Zucker Show

Not a surprise: NBC U head Jeff Zucker concedes that he will, in fact, step down once Comcast finishes buying his company from GE. The move was obvious to anyone who watched the two companies, but both sides refused to acknowledge it until now. The New York Post says Zucker will get a very golden parachute as he exists–something north of $30 million. Meanwhile, Zucker defends his much-criticized tenure to the New York Times: “The thing I regret most is not moving quickly enough.”


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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