Peter Kafka

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QOTD: Google TV Sales Worse Than Nonexistent

Sales of Logitech Revue were slightly negative during the quarter, as returns of the product were higher than the very modest sales.

— Logitech explaining the nonperformance of its Google TV box during the company’s second quarter (from SplatF via GigaOm). Logitech has now slashed the price on the box from $249 to $99, and Logitech CEO Gerald Quindlen has resigned.


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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