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Posted at 8:50 AM ET, 02/18/2011

Story pick: The cost of free time

By Christian Davenport

Mike Rosenwald says he usually likes to write about what's coming next, what trends are on the horizon. But I was glad when I saw that he was writing about the imminent death of Borders, and the cultural shift it represents. Who hasn't spent an idle afternoon in one of these stores, browsing away as if it were the public library? Mike deftly points to a slew of problems, calling the demise "a tale of strategic errors, missed opportunities and revolving-door management" at a time when books can be downloaded quick and often for less. Then there is Susan Orlean, who writes in her blog at the New Yorker that, like so many of us, she spent more time than money at the store. Which was exactly the allure.

By Christian Davenport  | February 18, 2011; 8:50 AM ET
Categories:  Story Picks  | Tags:  mike rosenwald; borders; susan orlean; new yorker  
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Comments

And? And??

So, uh, "What's the 'story,' morning glory?," erm, I mean, Mr. Davenport?

You've deprived us conniptic commenters of a "prompt" here.

What? No patronizing solitication of readers' experiences anymore? Sick of all of these ornery outliers and sick cynics out here in wp.com cyberhell?

Then stick to Fb/Twtr outreach and the blahgosphere, Davenport.

Garbage in, garbage out, baby.

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | February 23, 2011 11:09 AM | Report abuse

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