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And Now the Louis C.K. Promotional Train Really Gets Going (Video)

You paid $5. But now you want to see more Louis C.K., right? You are in luck!

The comedian has kicked off a press tour, starting with a weird and dizzying Q&A with Reddit yesterday, followed by a “Nightline” segment last night. This one lasts six minutes, has a minute-long pre-roll, and is the standard introduction-of-semifamous-person-to-TV-mass-audience that shows like “Nightline” specialize in. (Look! Here he is with a MacBook!) Nothing wrong with that.

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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