Arik Hesseldahl

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VMWare Co-Founder Diane Greene Joins Google’s Board

Search giant Google said today it had appointed Diane B. Greene to its board of directors. Greene, 56, is a co-founder of VMWare and took that company public in 2007. She was its CEO and president for 10 years ending 2008, and was executive vice president at EMC, which partially owns VMWare. She also sits on the board of Intuit.


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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