Liz Gannes

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Another Way to Get Massive: Coursera Doubles University Partners

Massive open online course (MOOC) provider Coursera has been landgrabbing colleges all over the world — it’s now up to 62 schools. The Mountain View, Calif.-based site has 2.8 million users and 1.45 million course enrollments per month.


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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