Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: R.I.P Larry “J.R. Ewing” Hagman

Well-known Hollywood actor Larry Hagman died Friday in Dallas. It was perhaps apt, since Hagman’s most famous role was his perfect portrayal of evil Texas oilman J.R. Ewing in the 1980s prime-time television soap hit, “Dallas.”

As usual, there are videos all over YouTube of J.R.’s greatest moments, and here is my favorite:


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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