Peter Kafka

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QOTD: Nick Denton Gives Himself a Hand

And that’s why news sites have front pages.

A twofer from Gawker owner Nick Denton: A Tweet simultaneously bragging about his site’s story on Chris Lee’s Craigslist escapades, which led to the New York Republican Congressman’s resignation yesterday, and defending Gawker’s much-criticized redesign, which lets Denton prominently feature that kind of story.


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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