HarperCollins wants e-books—and their licenses—to expire over time. Many lenders aren't happy. But one HC author says giving it away is good for business. Here's a story about all of that (which won't ever expire).
Berkeley business professor Hal Varian reports today that the unthinkable is true: Good-looking people (mainly men) consistently enjoy more professional success than their less physically attractive colleagues.
As if that weren't insult enough to the less-glamorous ranks, the study Varian refers to indicates that more than garden-variety discrimination is at play here; being attractive may actually enable higher productivity.