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Sounding Off on Facebook Home, Privacy and Why Travel Books Are Going Extinct

It was a busy week in tech news, which also meant a busy week in the media for the staff here at AllThingsD.

The big tech story of the week was clearly Facebook Home, and Arik Hesseldahl was on Fox Business News, talking about the privacy implications of Facebook’s move:


Speaking of privacy, Liz Gannes appeared on KCRW’s “To The Point” to talk about the issues raised by Google Glass.

Mike Isaac took on a range of topics while on “This Week In Startups,” and Bonnie Cha was on “Tech News Today”:

Meanwhile, Ina Fried was on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” talking about travel guidebooks and the apps that are forcing them to the sidelines.

And, of course, Walt Mossberg was on the The Wall Street Journal’s “Digits” show to talk about this week’s review — Dell’s convertible XPS laptop:


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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