Peter Kafka

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Will Leave Microsoft Board

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who has been on Microsoft’s board of directors since 2007, says he’ll step down in November. Microsoft says it will nominate a replacement for Hastings, who was the board’s “lead independent director” at its annual meeting. Last year, Hastings joined Facebook’s board.


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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