Kara Swisher

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Scooby-Don’t Doesn’t Need Your Stinkin’ Help, Google+

Robert Scoble, a.k.a. my favorite wacky character in Silicon Valley, is asking Google+ to take him off its suggested user list. In a post on the search giant’s social networking effort — on which he is a popular figure — the man I have nicknamed Scooby-Don’t wrote, among other reasons: “Any list that has Paris Hilton but not so many other deserving people on it isn’t a list I want to be on.” Rut-roh!


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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