Peter Kafka

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Apple Gets a Grammy (Sort Of)

A tiny bit of Grammy glow for Apple: Last night marked the first time something recorded exclusively for its iTunes store won an award. Train’s version of “Hey, Soul Sister,” which won the “Best Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals” category, first appeared on the group’s “iTunes Session” EP last fall. (Though you can now buy the tune on Amazon, too, via a Grammy compilation).


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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