Liz Gannes

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Got Downtime? Learn Something on Your Phone.

Two leading education technology startups — Codecademy and Coursera — this week launched their first mobile apps. Codecademy’s Hour of Code teaches the basic tenets of programming, and Coursera’s mobile version supports signing up for courses, watching videos and taking quizzes. Both are iOS only.


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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