Kara Swisher

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Viral Audio: While Arrington Fiddles and Bartz Erupts, My Cup o’ Crazy Runneth Over

From a Starbucks in Menlo Park yesterday — and obviously hopped up on too many doppios — I talked with the Mediatwits (Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali) about the twin clown circuses going on at AOL and Yahoo this week.

That would be firebombers — Michael Arrington of TechCrunch and fired Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz — on one side and punching-bag big companies on the other.

For me, it’s obviously Christmas in September.

Enjoy the podcast:


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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