Peter Kafka

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David Karp Does Not Want to Compete With You

The last thing we want to do is compete with someone. That’s for bankers.

Tumblr founder David Karp, profiled in the New York Times magazine this week. Topic: Tumblr’s semi-reluctant embrace of banker-friendly ideas like ads.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus