Peter Kafka

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Okay, Okay, You Can Get a (Slightly) Cheaper iPad

Because some of you will care: Apple is cutting the price on its iPad line, just a bit. For its Black Friday promotion, the company is knocking $41 off each of its tablet computers. Which means the entry-level 16GB model is now $458, and its most expensive device, the 64GB version with Wi-Fi, is now $788. Have at it.

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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