Peter Kafka

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Netflix Lets You Move a Movie from Your iPhone to Your TV

A nifty update to the popular Netflix iPhone app: You can now port video directly from your handset. The folks over at ReadWriteWeb think this is huge news, but I can’t see why: Anyone with a computer and a Netflix subscription can already do this, and most iPhone owners also have computers, right? Still, a cool party trick.


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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