CRITICAL LINKING: November 16, 2011

Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee.


“When Borders declared bankruptcy in February, more than 200 of its 400 outlets were still “highly profitable,” says its final chief executive officer, Mike Edwards.”

Just affirms that it wasn’t a failure of the industry, but a failure of a company.



“I’m not very good at math, but if you multiplied 288,000 and 100, I’d imagine you’d get a number with roughly 70 zeroes. This number would represent, give or take a few digits, the number of books in the last hundred years you haven’t read.”

In all fairness, I was only 13, in 1911.


“Everybody’s been too damn polite about this nonsense.”

This is the first line of Frank Miller’s tirade about Occupy Wall Street. It gets much worse.


“Earning a bachelor’s degree is still the best path to middle-class employment and wages in the United States.”

Apparently, going to college is a pretty good idea.

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