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Ex-Twitter Designer Joins Ex-Twitter Pals at Obvious Corp.

Dave Gamache, a designer who recently left his job at Twitter, announced Friday that he would soon join the ranks of Obvious Corp. It’s the outfit founded by Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Jason Goldman, three of the earliest Twitter employees (the first two are founders), who are all no longer with the microblogging service. Gamache’s arrival announcement comes soon after news that Ian Ownbey, another Twitter employee, said he would join Branch, a social start-up advised by none other than Obvious Corp.


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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