Kara Swisher

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Obama Signs a Euro-iPad (Hey, It's Almost Thanksgiving!)

Here is a funny video sent to us of President Barack Obama, while at the Lisbon summit this past week, signing an Apple iPad using a touchscreen software program.

“I’ve done this once before,” he said, as he signed the tablet like a pro. And, indeed, Obama had put his John Hancock on one in Seattle just a month ago.

Despite all the unrealized hope for some more progress in the digital arena by his administration, I guess he is the Internet President.

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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