Peter Kafka

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New York Times Lands BBC Boss for CEO

The New York Times has hired Mark Thompson, the outgoing head of the British Broadcasting Corporation, as its new CEO. The Guardian first reported that Thompson was a likely candidate for the spot, which has been open since Janet Robinson departed last December.


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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