The New Yorker
Ken Auletta writes about birth and death in a year-end review. Steve Jobs will live on through the changes he spurred in a number of industries. As for Rupert Murdoch: "With the continuing drip-drip of new revelations, with a board shamed by accusations that it is a mere rubber stamp, it’s almost a certainty that Rupert Murdoch’s dream of keeping News Corp. a family-run enterprise is dead." || Related: News International lawyers confirm that critic in parliament was put under surveillance (Guardian)