Lauren Goode

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HP’s Discontinued TouchPad Sells Out … Again

It’s been called the tablet that just won’t die: After refurbished Hewlett-Packard TouchPads became available for a discount on Woot.com, the 16 gigabyte model — which was being sold for $169.99 — is apparently sold out again, The Verge writes. Earlier this week, HP published a road map for open source development on webOS, the mobile operating system behind the TouchPad, six weeks after the company first said it was opening up the OS to the developer community.


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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