Peter Kafka

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No Shotgun Wedding for Salon, Newser

AOL and Huffington Post makes sense. What about Salon and Newser? We won’t have to contemplate that one, says Dealbook, reporting that “talks broke down over price” a few weeks ago. Salon has been on the block for months–it is sort of always on the block–but its CEO now says it will “move forward with other plans, including continuing to invest in the business.”


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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