Arik Hesseldahl

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Mark Hurd Appeals Order to Release the Fisher Letter

Oracle President Mark Hurd has appealed a ruling by a judge in Delaware ordering the public release of a redacted version of the letter that brought an end to his tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, according to Bloomberg News. On March 17, Delaware Chancery Court Judge Donald Parsons Jr. ordered HP to release the letter as part of an ongoing shareholder suit against that company. Hurd’s lawyers have appealed to the Delaware Supreme Court. Hurd has argued that the letter, which contains contractor Jodie Fisher’s allegations of sexual harassment, is personal.


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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