Peter Kafka

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Indiana Deputy Attorney General Fired for Boneheaded Tweeting

In case you needed one, here’s a “Think before you tweet” reminder, courtesy of the Indiana Attorney General’s office, which has fired an employee who used Twitter to suggest that the best way to deal with protesters in Wisconsin would be to “Use live ammunition.” Mother Jones has the details.


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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