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Mark Zuckerberg Watches Linsanity From “$1,200 Seats”

Mark Zuckerberg didn’t have to visit Madison Square Garden to watch Jeremy Lin and the Knicks win today — the game was on national TV, as you can see from this 30FPS screengrab from ABC’s broadcast.

But! If you’re going to see Linsanity up close and personal, may as well get as close as possible. Zuckerberg’s seat normally goes for $1,200, according to CNBC sports business reporter Darren Rovell.

 


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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