Lauren Goode

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Samsung Ships Five Million Galaxy Notes, a.k.a “Phablets”

Samsung says it has shipped five million units of its Galaxy Note, a $300 smartphone-tablet hybrid with a 5.3-inch screen that hit the market last October. It’s unclear exactly how many units of the device have been sold; in February, Samsung said it had sold more than two million units worldwide. In his review of the Galaxy Note, AllThingsD’s Walt Mossberg said that some users might find it appealing as a stylus-driven small tablet, but he couldn’t recommend it as the main mobile phone for most people.


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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