Peter Kafka

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Jon Stewart Thinks Newt Gingrich Should Stay Off Twitter

Newt Gingrich announced his entry into the 2012 presidential race on Twitter this week. Jon Stewart does not approve–apparently he thinks the olds should not be on the Interwebs. (Alarming news for some of us olds-to-bes.)

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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