Peter Kafka

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Spotify Is Not the Cloud-Based Music Service of the Future Thom Yorke Is Looking For

It’s like this mind trick going on, people are like ‘with technology, it’s all going to become one in the cloud and all creativity is going to become one thing and no one is going to get paid and it’s this big super intelligent thing.’ Bullshit.

– Musician Thom Yorke, in an interview with Mexican website Sopitas, (via the Guardian), attacking Spotify once again. For good measure, Yorke called the music streaming service “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse.”


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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