Kara Swisher

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HP CEO Meg Whitman Changes Opposition Stance to Same-Sex Marriage

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman has switched a previous political stance, signing a legal document saying that gay people have a constitutional right to be married. The move — which was coordinated by dozens of high-profile Republicans — came in the form of a brief to the Supreme Court as part of a case it is hearing to strike down California’s controversial Proposition 8, which barred same-sex marriage. Whitman was a vocal supporter of the ballot initiative when she ran unsuccessfully for governor in the state.


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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