Critical Linking: August 1, 2012

 

21. Amazon             Books             1.85 Billion Dollars

Everyone knows that Amazon makes a bunch of money online, but I am surprised it’s not in the top twenty largest digital media companies. (Side note: Google is the gorilla that 800 pound gorillas are like “Whoa check out that dude” about)

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The investigation found that most for-profit [colleges] devote more resources to attracting students than they do to instructing them.

Yikes.

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If they won’t come for the books, they might come for the coffee. And if they don’t come for the coffee, they’ll definitely come for the booze.

More like this, please.

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We all know that this is a culture that wants a jolly good read, with a beginning, a middle and an end, and sympathetic characters that they can identify with. That is the kind of book that tends to be lauded [in Britain]. It’s a culture that resists experimentation, sees it as continental and suspect, contrary to the empirical spirit of our thought.

Are there national readerships that do embrace experimentation?

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