Peter Kafka

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Maxim Comes Back to the iPad

Maxim magazine, which launched an iPad app last fall, then took a break over the summer, is back. The new Maxim+ app has a new publishing system: Mag+. And it also has a new price — the app “wrapper” is free, but each edition will cost $5.99, two dollars more than what Maxim publisher Alpha Media charged for the old 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