Sunday, 22 November 2009

More bad news for books and mortar as Borders on border of collapse

The Guardian reports more sad news this evening, as talks to sell off most of Borders' stores struggle to achieve their objective.  Will Borders as a going concern now disappear from our cultural landscape? 

More here.

As we proclaim the virtues of e-books, this is the inevitable consequence.  Bricks and mortar collapse like puff pastry as the computer monitor and broadband connection take their place.

This is the future.  Only it's actually - and unfortunately - the present.

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