Peter Kafka

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Google TV Going MIA at CES?

Conventional wisdom on Google TV: Not ready for prime time. Google apparently agrees: It has asked Toshiba, LG and Sharp not to show off their versions of the Web TV platform at the Consumer Electronics Show next month, the New York Times reports. But Samsung will display a new Google TV set on the show floor. And if you ask nicely, Vizio will show you one in private. Here’s Walt Mossberg’s November 17 review–”No Need to Tune In Just Yet.”


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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