Peter Kafka

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Google Maps Gets a Jump on April Fools’

April Fools’ Day on the Internet is redundant. Right?

That said, Google’s early head start over at Google Maps is pretty good. Click on “Quest” to get going. Or you can watch this video, which spells out the joke:

If you’ve got time, poke around particular landmarks, like Google HQ, and you’ll find some Easter eggs. Some of you should be able to figure out where I found this one pretty quickly:


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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