Peter Kafka

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Pay TV Hasn't Gone Away (Yet)

The Associated Press does the math no one else wants to do, and puts some valuable perspective on the “Is cord-cutting real?debate: So far this quarter, pay TV subscriptions are up–but just barely. The AP tallies results from seven of the nine biggest cable, satellite and telco companies, and finds that video subscriptions are up by 55,700, a 0.3 percent increase.


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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