Peter Kafka

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Gawker Hacked. If You've Left a Comment on a Nick Denton Site, Change Your Password ASAP.

Have you left a comment on one of Gawker Media’s sites? If so, you should change your password there, and on any other sites where you’ve used the same login/password combination, as soon as possible. Gawker says its “user databases appear to have been compromised” by hackers. More background from Mediaite and The Next Web.


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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