Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: How Will Ferrell Touched Me

Of all the Hollywood celebs who lurk around the Web trying to figure it all out, comedian Will Ferrell has maintained a pretty consistent level of funny.

And so it is with this video for Funny or Die — the comedy site Ferrell co-founded — that he is not even in (although it is chock-full of famous comics). It’s about Ferrell winning the 2011 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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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