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An Unopened Letter to Jeff Bezos: “The Daily Show” Explains How to Save Newspapers

We’re a day late getting you this “Daily Show” riff on Jeff Bezos and The Future Of News, starring the excellent John Hodgman. On the other hand, “The Daily Show” guys waited more than a week to get to the story. And it’s Friday.

Still here? Here’s your bonus added value free reward! See, some of the newfangled and useless video “curation” services would unthinkingly serve you up the first segment “The Daily Show” did on Bezos and WaPo. But they’d be wrong, because that one was much less good, but the useless video “curation” services’ robots can’t figure that out.

Still, if you want to watch it, here it is:


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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