Peter Kafka

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Maybe Elon Musk Is Done Talking About the New York Times

For a bunch of you, the biggest story of last week was Elon Musk versus the New York Times. So you figured it would come up when the Tesla CEO appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night, right?

Nope.

The to-and-fro didn’t come up a single time. Not a word during his nine-minute segment, which focused almost entirely on Musk’s SpaceX exploits. Tesla itself barely merited a mention, though Kimmel did note that the company had won a Motor Trend award.


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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