Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: BBC’s Weirdly Victorious Animated Olympic Promo

I really was surprised by the BBC, using this very arty and animated promo video for the upcoming Olympic Games there.

But it’s head and shoulders better than the rah-rah-agony-of-defeat ones you see in the U.S. In this case, at least, CGI is better than the real thing.

Enjoy:


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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