Lauren Goode

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Gmail Down for Some Users

Some of Gmail’s 350 million users took to Twitter this morning to complain that their Gmail accounts were down. Google has since acknowledged the outage, saying, “We’re aware that some users are experiencing an error when accessing their Gmail. We are working on a resolution and apologize for the inconvenience.” In the meantime, Google has directed users to the Google Apps Status Dashboard for updates.


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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