Peter Kafka

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Yet Another Blogger Weighs In On Barack Obama's Birth Certificate–The White House

Blogs are old news, but you can still find new uses for them. Like today, when the White House used its official account to release Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate, along with with correspondence from Hawaii’s state health agency. And like any responsible blogger, the White House used Twitter to promote the post.


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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