Lauren Goode

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Dell Ditches Netbooks

Dell has said it is no longer going to be making consumer netbooks, as the computer maker — and others — shift toward the emerging category of thin, powerful ultrabooks. Netbooks, which first debuted in 2007 and are typically smaller and less powerful than traditional notebooks, saw their day in the sun quickly fade following the advent of tablets. Though Dell is ditching the Inspiron Mini netbook, the company is still selling the business-aimed Latitude netbooks on Dell.com, as pointed out by The Verge.


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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