Lauren Goode

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Philips’ Hue “iLighting” System Won’t Ship for Three to Four Months

There goes that holiday gift idea. Hue, the new Wi-Fi-controlled, multi-colored lighting system from Philips that’s available exclusively through Apple, won’t ship for three to four months to consumers who order the kit through Apple.com. Philips said in a statement that there has been “an unprecedented global demand for Philips Hue” and that the company has had to increase production capacity. Kits can still be purchased at local Apple stores, provided they’re in stock.


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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