Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/02/16

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Subject: [Leica] Borders bankruptcy
From: zoeica at (Chris Williams)
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 09:34:10 -0600
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The last book I bought at Borders was Osterloh's Leica M book and it  
was in the half off section!

I always found Borders a bit confusing personally and never seemed to  
carry allot of the inventory B&N does. Borders screwed up here by  
putting their "Seattle's Best" coffee shop in the store. Silly non  
local folks, everyone here goes to CC's and the protests began  

Chris Williams

On Feb 16, 2011, at 9:32 AM, Lawrence Zeitlin wrote:

> It's not only the small independent book stores that are closing.  
> Borders,
> the giant book retailer, just filed for bankruptcy and announced  
> that they
> will close 200 stores. For those Luggers unfamiliar with the U.S.  
> publishing
> market, Borders is second only to Barnes and Noble as a retail book  
> outlet.
> The stores are as big as supermarkets. Blame it all on TV, Amazon,  
> the iPad,
> the Kindle, the Nook and the general loss of reading interest by the
> information consuming public.
> Today I heard an interview with one of the mavens of the digital age  
> who
> proclaimed that, within a few years, print on paper would disappear  
> as a
> form of communication and information transmission. This would be a  
> real
> loss for old timers like me. I seem to be one of the few fully  
> computer
> literate octogenarians in my community and even I am intimidated by  
> the
> complexity of current technology. My wife finds the pushbutton  
> telephone a
> challenge and she is not alone. She has never learned the  
> intricacies of the
> TV remote control. But she enjoys reading and viewing images on  
> printed
> pages. And buys dozens of books a year. If books become obsolete  
> what will
> we do with all the shelf space?
> Larry Z
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