Peter Kafka

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Amazon Testing More TV Shows on the Web

Amazon says it will let Web surfers preview and vote on five more kids’ TV shows before it decides which ones to produce via its Amazon Studios unit. The move is a repeat from last spring, when Amazon let the public look at 14 different comedies and kids’ shows before picking five to turn into series.


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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