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Micron Names Durcan CEO; Switz Chairman, After Appleton’s Death in Plane Crash

Memory-chip maker Micron Technology on Saturday named D. Mark Durcan as CEO and Robert E. Switz as chairman, following the death of Steven Appleton, who had long held those positions. Appleton died Friday in a plane crash in Boise. Sales executive Mark W. Adams was named president.


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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