Kara Swisher

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The Only World-Is-Ending Video You Need to See (Hurry, Since Today’s the Day!)

So far, it’s only raining like the dickens here in San Francisco. But while we await the end of the Mayan calendar today (I celebrated by sleeping late for once), here is a very adorkable video from the folks at JibJab.

Titled “2012: The End Is Here,” it manages to mix a lot of this past year’s memes quickly and rather cleverly.

Enjoy it while you can:


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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