Peter Kafka

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Marlo Thomas, Meet Heidi Klum! She's Your New AOL Co-Worker.

Last year, Tim Armstrong got Marlo Thomas to pitch in on his AOL turnaround effort. Now he’s tapping a woman whose TV credentials are more recent: “Project Runway”‘s Heidi Klum. The “multi-hyphenate superstar,” along with Full Picture Entertainment, which makes “Project Runway” for the Lifetime cable network, are supposed to make “engaging video content, inspiring articles, addictive blogs [and] instructional photo galleries.”


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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