CRITICAL LINKING: November 16, 2011

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

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“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.

 

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“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.

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“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.

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“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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