Future Dweller Nick Bilton on What Newspapers Can Learn from Porn

Nick BiltonNo one knows what the future holds for newspapers, but Nick Bilton's guess is worth more than most. A compulsive multitasker, Bilton has had a peripatetic career path through the realms of film, advertising, technology and publishing. At The New York Times, he's worked as a design editor, a member of the research and development team and, most recently, as the lead writer for the paper's tech blog, Bits. He is, in short, the kind of person who would own a dog named Pixel that can play air hockey on an iPad.

He's also an author. Bilton's new book, I Live in the Future & Here's How It Works: Why Your World, Work and Brain Are Being Creatively Disrupted, is about how technology has changed the way consumers interact with information and entertainment, and what the producers of those kinds of content -- including the newspaper he works at -- need to understand to avoid getting left in the past. Rule No. 1: You can learn a lot from pornography. Note: The following video is the first of a three-part series. Clickable thumbnails for Parts 2 and 3 are available below the video player that has Part 1 ready to play.

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Really??? This is what we're concerned with??? what about: Sales Tax Hotel Tax School Tax Liquor Tax Luxury Tax Excise Taxes Property Tax Cigarette Tax Medicare Tax Inventory Tax Car Rental Tax Real Estate Tax Well Permit Tax Fuel Permit Tax Inheritance Tax Road Usage Tax CDL license Tax Dog License Tax State Income Tax Food License Tax Vehicle Sales Tax Gross Receipts Tax Social Security Tax Service Charge Tax Fishing License Tax Federal Income Tax Building Permit Tax IRS Interest Charges Hunting License Tax Marriage License Tax Corporate Income Tax Personal Property Tax Accounts Receivable Tax Recreational Vehicle Tax Workers Compensation Tax Watercraft Registration Tax Telephone Usage Charge Tax Telephone Federal Excise Tax Telephone State and Local Tax IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax) State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax Telephone Federal Universal Service FeeTax Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon) Utility Taxes Vehicle License Registration Tax Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids. We also were A Common Law Country! I have set up a place that the poor and middle class in the country can start to get some of this tax money back. It is our turn to have a piece of the action. Here is my way to get your loot back. Just google EASY STOCK CASH and click the first link. Once you get there, go right to the PENNY STOCK page to see what the rich don't want you to know.

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