Peter Kafka

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Meredith Hires New Head for Allrecipes.com

Meredith’s Allrecipes.com has a new head: Stan Pavlosky, who replaces former CEO Lisa Sharples. Pavlosky comes to Meredith after stints at Drugstore.com and Microsoft; Meredith bought Allrecipes from Reader’s Digest for $175 million a year ago.


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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