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Viral Video: “Lucky Ones” Tech Mashup for Hurricane Sandy

As part of an effort to raise money for a few small businesses that were hurt by Hurricane Sandy, here’s a music video featuring 25 of Silicon Valley’s investors and entrepreneurs. The cameos in the video — organized by Mick Hagen of Undrip, the content discovery app — include David Hornik of August Capital, Leah Busque of TaskRabbit and, yep, Robert Scoble, all lip-synching to the song, “Lucky Ones.”

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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