Ina Fried

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Former Nokia Plant in Romania to Start Cranking Out Toasters and the Like

Nokia said on Wednesday that it had sold a phone-making site in Romania to Italian appliance maker De’ Longhi. No terms of the deal were announced, but Nokia said it should be final this quarter and that De’ Longhi met the company’s goal of finding a buyer committed to creating manufacturing jobs at the site.


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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