Peter Kafka

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QOTD: Obama: "I Do Have an iPad"

“I’m the president of the United States. You think I’ve got to go borrow somebody’s computer? ‘Hey, man, can I borrow your computer? How about you? You’ve got one?’”

– BlackBerry fan Barack Obama, explaining to a Univision-hosted Town Hall meeting that he also owns other devices, including Apple’s tablet.


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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