Kara Swisher

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Here He Is

We’ll admit, it’s clever, even if he can’t quite let go. Even the chest shot, but only because it says “Unpaid Blogger.” In other words, tech’s bad boy Michael Arrington has a new blogging home on a site called Uncrunched, after leaving AOL and the tech news blog he founded, TechCrunch, amid controversy. His first post is only three words, all in the title: “Here I Am.” Indeed.


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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