Who would have thunk that Gymboree could shed light on the dilemmas of tech and media businesses? As I do every week, I was with my daughter at a play class for 2 year olds. She has a thing for picking up balls and tossing them into a bin--something I don't discourage. She's rather obsessive about it; she likes to pick up EVERY ball, even the ones in the far corners of the room. I watched her pick up on behalf of the rest of the kids, and just as she was about to toss in the last ball, a little boy intercepted it and carried it away....more
Ever since Amazon introduced the first Kindle -- or was it back when Sony introduced their e-reader? -- it's become de rigueur for bibliophiles and writers alike to wring their hands and bemoan the end of books as we know them. Technology will stamp out the joy of holding a book in your hands! You'll never feel the spine crack open under your fingertips! You'll miss that new-book smell!
Also, the sky the falling. Just in case you were wondering.