Arik Hesseldahl

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Intel to Lay Off 700 as Massachusetts Plant Closes

Chipmaker Intel plans to close a fab in Hudson, Mass., and fire about 700 people as a result, according to a report in the Boston Globe. Intel first acquired the facility, now used to make low-end chips, from Digital Equipment Corp. in 1998. The company said 100 people will lose their jobs over the next four months; the rest will stay on until the plant closes for good.


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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