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Microsoft Says Developers to Get Early Access to Windows 8.1, After All

Microsoft reversed course on Monday, saying it will indeed offer developers in its MSDN and TechNet programs early access to Windows 8.1. Redmond had initially said that all customers would have to wait until the software is made broadly available on Oct. 18.


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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