Peter Kafka

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No Yahoo CEO Job for Me, Says Yahoo Board Member David Kenny

Yahoo board member David Kenny, whose name has been floated as a CEO candidate as the company looks for a Carol Bartz replacement, says he doesn’t want the job. “I am not — and will not be — a candidate for the CEO position,” Kenny told Advertising Age in a statement. Last week, Kenny stepped down after a one-year stint as president of Akamai, a move he said was a “coincidence.”

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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