Lauren Goode

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Peek Kills Email-Centric Handsets

Peek Inc. has killed its T-Mobile-supported, email-and-Twitter-friendly Peek handsets. Engadget reports that CEO Amol Sarva attributed the axing to changing network standards and protocols, and said Peek couldn’t maintain the network forever for just a few users. The Peek devices first launched in 2008 and cost up to $299, which included a promise of “lifelong service.”


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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