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?
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.