Peter Kafka

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Jimmy Kimmel on the iPad Mini: “We’re Apple, and You’re Suckers”

Jimmy Kimmel and his writers are doing some very nice work with Apple the last couple months. The intro here has a bit more bite than you normally get from network TV: “Anyone standing in line for an iPad mini in New York or New Jersey this week should be punched in the throat.”

Kimmel, by the way, has doing his shows from Brooklyn this week. Bad timing when it comes to dragging guests across the East River. But he’s been able to do it, for the most part.


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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