Amazon Appoints Attorney Jamie Gorelick to Board

Amazon.com has added Jamie Gorelick to its board of directors. Gorelick, a partner with the law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr since July 2003, will be added to the Leadership Development and Compensation Committee of the board. Previously, Gorelick held numerous positions in the U.S. government. Amazon now has 10 directors.


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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