Peter Kafka

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New From Google: Productivity-Killing Soccer Doodle

What’s that, you say? It’s a slow August Friday, you don’t want to stream Olympics video to your desktop, but you want to distract yourself for a few minutes? Google is happy to oblige. Check out the home page, or head directly here.

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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