Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Gloomy “Dark Knight Rises”

Oh, lord — it’s back to the whispery tones and deep, dark thoughts of global Armageddon again, in the latest installment of the “Batman” movie franchise, “The Dark Knight Rises.”

I was depressed for a good 30 minutes after watching this trailer, which features death, destruction, ennui, class warfare and the most freakish mask on a villain since “The Silence of the Lambs.”

Try not to weep:


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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