Peter Kafka

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Sad, Wet, Cold People Waiting in Line for the iPad 2 (Video)

It’s turning out to be a pretty nice day in New York, but it was miserable last night. Didn’t stop these people from camping out in front of the flagship Apple store on 5th Avenue so they could buy an iPad 2 this morning. Which, remember, you can order over the Web. Where it’s dry.

Video via BTIG Research, the same folks who gave us video of sweaty dudes waiting to buy new iPhones last summer.


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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