Liz Gannes

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Obama to Take Live Questions on Google+ Hangout Next Week

U.S. President Barack Obama will participate in an interview with YouTube users on Jan. 30, as he has done before. What’s different is that some of those questions will be asked live, via a Google+ Hangout. Would-be interviewers (who might be live, but will surely be tightly scripted) can submit questions via YouTube.


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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