Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Manti Te’o Gets the Taiwan Treatment (And That’s No Lie)

It seems inevitable that the bizarre story of Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o — who says he was tricked into a relationship with someone whom he met online, but who never existed — would get the treatment from Taiwan’s Next Media Animation and its CGI magic.

And what bizarre magic it is:


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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