March 2, 2002 - Saturday
Evil in biblioland
"Succumbing to competition from the superstores, 40 percent of America's independents have failed since 1993, and their overall share of the business has fallen from 33 percent to 15 percent. The attrition slowed in 2000, in part because 1,200 stores joined BookSense (www.booksense.com), a national marketing program sponsored by the American Booksellers Association that lets consumers buy online through any of it members."
So saith the Editors of Consumer Reports.
Also see Big Brother in the library.
(Via Jeremy, who is cool whether or not he has email.)
From the article: "Among the act's broad definitions of domestic terrorism is 'acts [that] appear to be intended to... influence the policy of government by intimidation.'" It is, of course, okay for the government to "influence" its citizens by intimidation.
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Join or experience soul death, or financial ruin. Unpeople. Bookless, soulless, wandering, stupid, indigent, nationless. Join or die, echoing from all directions.
Mar 4, '02 - 11:02 AM