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One Giant Step for a Man: R.I.P. Neil Armstrong

One of the world’s greatest icons — astronaut Neil Armstrong — died today at 82 years old.

As everyone knows, he was the first man to walk on the moon, uttering the famous quote when he planted his left foot on its dusty lunar surface: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

And he’s the one who took that historic step on July 20, 1969, as a half-billion people watched from Earth, putting himself firmly in the pantheon of great explorers.

Here’s the video of that tremendous moment:


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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