Peter Kafka

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Amazon Says Kindle Purchases Up 4X on Black Friday

Amazon says it sold a lot of Kindle tablets on Friday — four times as many as the company did on Black Friday 2010, when it didn’t offer Kindle models like the Fire and the Touch. If you’re expecting more detail from Amazon on unit sales, then you’ve never read an Amazon press release before.


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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