Peter Kafka

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Cablevision Brings Live TV — In Your House — To iPhone, iPod, Too

Like to watch TV in your house, but don’t want to watch on your TV? Cablevision subscribers have already been able to watch live TV on their iPads, via an app the New York-area cable provider introduced in April; now the company is offering the same service for iPhones and iPods. The apps now function as remote controls as well. The service still won’t work once you leave your house, and Viacom is still suing Cablevision over the app.


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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