Peter Kafka

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Boxee Rolls Out Another Box

There’s already an “official” Boxee Box, but if the Web video start-up succeeds it will be by getting its software on lots and lots of devices. So here’s another one: A “Network Attached Storage” device–the equivalent of a very big thumb drive–from Iomega that will retail for $229 and up. For a reminder of what Boxee is trying to do, check out this interview with CEO Avner Ronen.


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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