Arik Hesseldahl

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Fusion-io Names Pankaj Mehra as New CTO

Fusion-io today named Pankaj Mehra as its new chief technology officer. Mehra has been an adviser to the company’s prior CTO, Neil Carson, in recent months. He is a former distinguished technologist at Hewlett-Packard, and also ran HP Labs Russia. He got to HP by way of its 2002 acquisition of Compaq, where he had worked on persistent-memory technology.


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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