Peter Kafka

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Jon Stewart Solves the Homeless-Hotspot Debate

Turning homeless people into human hotspots at SXSW was a terrible idea. But one of the bizarre features of our media culture is that some people feel compelled to argue otherwise. Luckily, our media culture also features Jon Stewart.


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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