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Facebook “Acqhires” Acrylic App Designer Dustin MacDonald

Canada-based design studio Acrylic announced Friday that founder and engineer Dustin MacDonald has been “acqhired” by Facebook. It’s a talent deal, which means Acrylic’s existing apps and technology — Pulp and Wallet — aren’t a part of the purchase, and will continue to be available (though not developed further). MacDonald will join the Facebook design team under Kate Aronowitz, the current Facebook director of design.


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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