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Joy Covey Memorial Service Tomorrow at Stanford

A memorial service for the late Joy Covey will be held at Stanford Memorial Church on the campus of Stanford University from 2 pm PT to 3 pm PT tomorrow, which is open to all. Covey, an avid athlete, died in mid-September in a tragic cycling accident at 50 years old. She was best known in the tech industry as the first CFO of Amazon, who took the company public. She was also a wonderful mother, and a good friend to many in the tech community. More recently, she had been working for the National Resources Defense Council as its treasurer and also continued to advise startups.


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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