Peter Kafka

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Hey! Old People Totally Use the Internet, Too!

They don’t even it call it a series of tubes, or whatever. So says the AARP, the not-that-old-people’s advocacy group.

That’s not really news. But they felt compelled to make a video to make their point, anyway.

I think this is supposed to be pitched to marketers, but, again–people who are in the business of reaching people 55 and up should know they’re online, right?

The excellent song, by the way, is “One Thing Leads To Another,” by the Fixx, from 1983. Which is pretty old!


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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