Peter Kafka

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This Conan O’Brien Siri Ad Barely Qualifies as a Parody

Really, this one, via Business Insider, seems more like a documentary — pretty sure some of these scenes are word-for-word replays of Siri queries I’ve witnessed in the past few days. (Warning: 30-second pre-roll before minute-long clip.)


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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