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SkillPages Launches Mobile App for Finding Odd Jobs

Dublin-based SkillPages, a start-up for short-term jobs, plans to launch its first mobile app today. The site connects users who have various skills — ranging from accounting to photography — with the instances where those skills are in demand. SkillPages’ network is currently much denser in the U.K. than it is in the U.S., but the new iPhone app is aimed at making local connections easier, as this promotional screenshot shows.


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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