More stuff about Gawker

At least two of the very few posts I have made on this blog have concerned Gawker.com by way of writing about my love for Hamilton Nolan, a former Gawker editor.

I have just read that efforts are being made to archive “the entirety” of Gawker.com material due to fears that the content of this now-defunct website will be bought and destroyed by billionaires who did not like the content generated by Gawker.com:

Reported suitors have included Peter Thiel—who bankrolled the legal campaign that ultimately crushed the site—and more recently Mike Cernovich, who the site once described as a “D-list right-winger.”

A time-honored solution to The Billionaire Problem

The whole piece about this is, by turns, scary and infuriating.

A phrase repeated in the article is “the billionaire problem.” Indeed. I believe the entire world has fallen prey to The Billionaire Problem, a circumstance I will never see corrected in my lifetime, I hate to realize and acknowledge.