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Viral Video: Some Hong Kong Action

BoomTown was out last week on a trip to Hong Kong with Walt Mossberg to scope out a possible D: All Things Digital event, focused on Asia, for this coming fall.

Obviously, Asia, including China, India, Singapore, Japan and Korea, is a key market for tech moving forward for U.S. Web firms, as well as a force for global innovation.

It’s also still a great place for action films, and here’s a trailer for the big movie playing there now–a remake of “The Shaolin Temple,” a kung-fu classic, now simply called “Shaolin,” by veteran Hong Kong action-film director Benny Chan.

Enjoy:


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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