Lauren Goode

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All Things Reviewed: Nike+ FuelBand and BodyMedia Armband on WSJ “Digits”

In case you missed the latest product review in our new All Things Reviewed section of this site: I joined The Wall Street Journal’s “Digits” show today to discuss the latest entrant into the data-tracking fitness gear market, the Nike+ FuelBand — and to decide whether it’s worth all the hype. You can check out what the device looks like compared to the BodyMedia Fit Link armband, which I also tested this past week:


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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