Peter Kafka

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Jon Stewart Has a Problem With Barack Obama’s Email

Normally, Barack Obama gets praised for jumping on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Here, he gets dinged — particularly for the extra-casual email solicitations his campaign has been sending out. Good stuff:

By the way: I’d like to cite YouTube’s Tim Shey for pointing out Obama’s approach to email headers, because I think I saw him say that on Twitter recently. But, boy, oh boy, is it hard to search on Twitter, so I can’t confirm. Sorry, dude. Update: Confirmed!


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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