Peter Kafka

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Apple Adds Twitter to Ping. Still Waiting on Facebook…

What took you so long? Apple has linked up Twitter with Ping, a move Steve Jobs should have made before he ever launched his social music service. So now Ping users can tell their Twitter pals about music they like, and use Twitter to find other folks who might be using Ping. Ping still has a long way to go–most important, it needs to integrate directly with Facebook–but if it has any chance of working, this is an essential step.


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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