Lauren Goode

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Happy Father’s Day, Dad! Here’s a “Free” 4G Phone.

Call it spring cleaning: T-Mobile is giving free 4G smartphones to dads for Father’s Day, including Samsung’s Galaxy S II, the Nokia Lumia 710, the HTC One S and the BlackBerry Bold 900, provided that qualifying customers (proof of fatherhood required?) sign up for one of T-Mobile’s classic or unlimited two-year wireless plans. The phones will work on T-Mobile’s “4G” wireless network, which is actually an HSPA+ wireless network available in 229 markets across the U.S.


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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