Mike Isaac

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Early Twitter Designer to Aid Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Monday that early Twitter employee Mark Trammell will sign on as a volunteer designer in residence, working to improve the VA’s online user experience and design. In addition to his stint at Twitter, Trammell has worked at Digg and for the Obama for America campaign, and is a director of user-experience research at Sonos.


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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