Peter Kafka

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MakerBot Raises $10 Million for 3-D Printers

MakerBot, a start-up that makes (relatively) affordable 3-D printers, has raised a $10 million round led by Foundry Group. Other investors include RRE, True Ventures, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s personal investment group Bezos Expeditions.

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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