Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Inside “The Hobbit” — Part 2

Back in April, director Peter Jackson, master of the “Lord of the Rings” movie trilogy, decided to do a production video blog from the set of “The Hobbit,” which is filming in New Zealand now.

This is his second one, chronicling the making of the film about life in Middle-earth.


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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