Peter Kafka

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Turner Digital Sales Boss Walker Jacobs Out

Walker Jacobs, the high-profile sales chief for Turner’s digital properties, is out after an org chart shuffle. Jacobs, who is best known for pushing Turner and other publishers not to use third-party ad networks and exchanges, won’t be directly replaced. A Turner memo announcing his departure didn’t reveal a new position for him but declared that “there are a number of options available to someone with Walker’s experience and accomplishments.”


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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