Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: The Life (And Death) of Brian

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So, you might have heard: The Fox Broadcasting Company killed off Brian the talking dog on “Family Guy.”

Cue the inevitable online petition to bring him back from the dead! Bring on the hoax sites that this was all just a feint by show creator Seth MacFarlane! Cynically ponder that this might be to sell more Brian-themed toys over the holidays!

Shed a single tear and down a martini in tribute:


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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