Mike Isaac

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Mr. Schmidt Goes to North Korea

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt will travel to North Korea in the near future, according to a report from the Associated Press, marking the first time a Google executive will visit one of the most tightly restricted countries in the world in terms of Internet access. Google declined my request for comment, but the AP reports that Schmidt’s visit is part of a private humanitarian mission led by former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.


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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