posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 06:21 PM
To be fair, Borders simply did not keep up with the times.
Books-A-Million, Im sure will be next. Niche bookstores also, such as religious outlets.
The closing of stores is certainly disturbing, and I am on the fence as far as digital e-books goes. I like the idea of having an e-reader, as we are
not wasting any paper. It is economically sound.
However, nothing can replace the feeling of a book actually in your hands. Or going to the library, and browsing the shelves. Browsing titles on your
device, does not have the same feel at all.
On the topic of rampant monopolies, the next generations will certainly have that to look forward to. Its sounds like something out of a dystopian
sci-fi novel, but its probably true. You will have one conglomerate for almost everything. Hell! It's already like that in rural America! Some people
shop exclusively at Wal-Mart, simply because it is convenient.
And in closing, it's an unfortunate fact....but these CEOs walk away clean. They have money, they dissolved the company assests, and they couldnt
care less about culture, or our books and other media. They dont care. They are fueled by greed, and do not care what kind of discredit you attempt to
throw their way. These people care about numbers, not culture. Stocks, not history.