So Barnes and Noble, the McDonalds of the book trade, backs down from absorbing Borders. The Boa with the elephant bump.
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I remember when Borders opened its first store in Philly. Relatively new at the expansion forced on any too-successful local business venture. There were vestiges of its Ann Arbor origins--the comfortable sofas and arm chairs, quite places to read in the stacks.
Of course, cost efficiency won out. All that gone. B&N, Borders... physical Amazon. Another Singapore Republic. Corporatacracy eviscerating every vestige of humanity. A plague. A drug we will use and reward the dealer and use and reward and use till we're all used up and the whole deck of cards comes tumbling down.