Peter Kafka

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You, Too, Can Edit the Atlantic. Now About That Paycheck…

Ever have the desire to edit a big Web site, for free? Clever Gabe Snyder figures there are a few of you out there: He’s asking readers of the Atlantic Wire, a buzzy offshoot of the print magazine’s main site, to play along with his staff as they chat about what the site ought to be covering, in real time. You’ll need a Disqus account to take part.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus