Peter Kafka

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Hello, Goodbye. That Will Be $1.29.

Apple and the Beatles have put out ringtones based on 27 of the band’s songs. Which is a good time to remind people that Apple’s iTunes store has had an unprecedented year-plus exclusive on the band’s digital library, which began way back in November 2010.


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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