Mike Isaac

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Gmail Down for Many, Not Just You

A large number of users (including yours truly) experienced connectivity issues with Gmail, Google’s email service, on Monday morning. As of 9:10 am PT, the site was inaccessible to members of AllThingsD, and a quick Twitter search brings up many frustrated email-less users. Google provided a brief status update to its Apps status site: “We’re investigating reports of an issue with Google Mail. We will provide more information shortly.”


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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