"Indie bookstore customers no longer have to choose between reading digital and supporting their local bookstore — the American Booksellers Association announced today, Monday, December 6, 2010, that ABA member stores with Indie-Commerce websites are now selling Google e-books online. Google launched its e-book program today."
As another comic retailer mentioned, how are you independent if your partner is Amazon or Google?
I simply don't understand how either comic stores or book stores can effectively sell digital books. ALL EXPLANATIONS come across as fuzzy headed, self-deluding, gobbledygook.
I've said it before, but I think it bear repeating: It reminds me of watching the news conference about the merger of AOL and Time/Warner. After all the long, involved explanations of why they were doing it, I remember turning to Linda and saying,
"What they said made no sense."
Nimby activism is often amazingly effective.
The Powers That Be will back down, given enough opposition.
Being a doctor's son, I of course know medicine. Very annoying when I go to see the doctor and he tells me, "No ...that isn't it. No....you've got that wrong."
I was indoctrinated against most alternative medicines, as well. Though I think I might have come to those conclusions on my own.
I wonder if other people born in doctor's families feel like they know medicine.
As I mentioned before, there is a lot of posturing yet to go on about the unemployment benefits -- as well as the tax 'cuts'.
I predict after much more posturing, the whole thing will pass and the money problem will be kicked down the road.
It's only money. We can just print more of it, right?
This month is just whizzing by. Especially if I break it up in segments -- like, I was thinking, I can make orders next week, but then I realized that by the time they arrived, it would be in the last 10 days before Christmas. So really, next week is it, as far as effective Christmas orders are concerned.
Really not in the mood to push too many bills into January -- if any.
So the new owners of Breedlove, Two Old Hippies, have two guitar factories in China?
China ....or Northwest Crossing.
Northwest Crossing....or China.....
Gee, I wonder which is cheaper? Of course, there are the usual "We don't plan to move, we are going to expand...." statements.
There is starting to be a bit of a boardgame glut developing. I decided I would stock up on the big three, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Carcassonne, mostly. While these are getting more and more in the "I already have that..." category, and the "I saw this elsewhere..." category -- every other boardgame is much more of "I don't know what this game is..." category.
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