Liz Gannes

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Coursera Signs 12 More Universities to Bring Classes Online

Coursera, part of the current bumper crop of college-level online education projects, seems to be off to a quick start. The company is announcing that it has 1.5 million enrollments, will add courses from 12 more universities, and has raised $3.7 million more from investors including Caltech and University of Pennsylvania.


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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