Liz Gannes

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With Project Ara’s Modular Hardware, Future Motorola Phones May Look Like Tetris Games

Motorola said on Monday night that it hopes to divide up future phones into component modules. The Google-owned company’s new Project Ara will be a modular hardware platform developed in the open in partnership with Phonebloks. The idea is for users to build phones with different combinations of parts to suit their needs, and then replace and upgrade parts as necessary, rather than buying whole new phones. Motorola said to expect more information for developers “sometime this winter.”


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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