Peter Kafka

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The Best Event You Won’t See at the London Olympics

How’s that? You still have more time to kill?

Google* continues to oblige, this time via one of the best “Saturday Night Live” sketches, ever. Downside: You only get the first two minutes of this classic. Upside: Martin Short, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest, at their best.

*Astonishing that Google Video continues to exist, separate from YouTube, in the Larry Page “focus” era, no?


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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