Peter Kafka

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NBC, Adobe Unveil Live Olympic Streaming App

NBC which plans to stream all of the London Olympics to Web viewers this summer, will also make the games available on iPhones, iPads and some Android devices. A free “NBC Olympics Live Extra” app, created by Adobe, should be available today; like NBC’s Web video, most of the app’s video will only be available to pay-TV customers.


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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