John Paczkowski

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Hey, Kiddies, Here’s a Funny Picture of an iPad Mini Prototype, Ba-Ha!

Steve Rhodes

After busting the clown who burglarized the home of the late Steve Jobs, authorities have recovered one of the iPads stolen from it — from another bozo. Literally.

Police say that Kariem McFarlin, the man charged with stealing some $60,000 worth of electronics and jewelry from the Jobs home in mid-July, gave one of the iPads he pilfered to “Kenny the Clown,” a Bay Area party clown.

Unaware of the device’s provenance, Kenny — whose real name is Kenneth Kahn — clowned around with it for days, entertaining tourists, until McFarlin’s arrest. After that, police came calling and recovered the iPad from Kahn, who had assumed it was just a hand-me-down from a friend who’d upgraded to the new iPad (a mime would have kept his mouth shut …).

“It still hasn’t really 100 percent set in for me. It was Steve Jobs’s iPad — literally,” Kahn told the Mercury News, which first reported the story. “If this thing weren’t so tragic, it would be comical.”

(Image courtesy of Steve Rhodes/Flickr)

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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