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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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