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Borders books - DEAD!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Hate & Discontent, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    Another company down the tubes...

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  2. Don the Radio Guy

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    How'd your bookstore die?
     
  3. NuttyJim

    NuttyJim Registered User

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    it was only a matter of time. I don't go into book stores anymore now that I have an Ipad. I just get everything on there.
     
  4. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    This.

    Digital media is killing the economy. Everything is free now anyway.
     
  5. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    I hate this. Nothing compares to a real book in your hands.
     
  6. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    I agree
     
  7. jimmyslostchin

    jimmyslostchin Malarkey is slang for bullshit isn't it?

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    I agree, but at the same time I can't remember the last time I went to a Borders. It's either a small local book store, Barnes and Noble, or ordering online. I think most of that had to do with all the Borders nearby being in malls. Fuck that noise.
     
  8. Sinn Fein

    Sinn Fein Infidel and White Interloper
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    I done think I have ever set foot in one.
     
  9. Von Maestro

    Von Maestro Registered User

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    Tits?
     
  10. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    amazon.com is pretty awesome
     
  11. Voss's Tumor

    Voss's Tumor Banned

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    Yep, this is what happens when a company refuses to adapt to the market. Barnes and Noble creates the Nook, increases their online presence, Border's does cute shit like this:

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  12. Guilty Spark

    Guilty Spark It's freeing and refreshing

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    How do you read a book on a backlit iPad without your eyes bleeding?
     
  13. CousinDave

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    Every time I order from Amazon there is a bath room only a few feet away
     
  14. Hog's Big Ben

    Hog's Big Ben Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
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    The same way I watch TV on a backlit LCD without my eyes bleeding or sit in front of a backlit LCD at work for 8 hours a day without my eyes bleeding. It's as if I have indestructible retinas or something.
     
  15. Voss's Tumor

    Voss's Tumor Banned

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    +1

    I read a computer screen or watch TV all day every day anyway. I mean, my grandmother had a hard time with them blasted TV screens and their cancer causing ways, but I think we like, evolved or sumpin.
     
  16. Don the Radio Guy

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    Anyone who says they can't deal with an e-reader hasn't used a Kindle or Nook for more than 5 minutes. Once you start, it's over Johnny. The only thing they don't do better than a real book is color pictures.
     
  17. Guilty Spark

    Guilty Spark It's freeing and refreshing

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    I dunno, I look at a computer all day too, but reading a novel on an iPad just plain sucks balls.

    E Ink for the vision saving win.
     
  18. Voss's Tumor

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    I honestly don't read books much any more (it's how I killed time in the Navy... It's like a not eating the same food you had to eat it prison so to speak), but my chick does constantly. I figure I can read all these CE threads all day, I'm constantly researching and reading long articles and news stories, can't be too much different, right?

    I've never understood the whole "backlit display fucks with your eyes" argument. It's never affected me at all.
     
  19. Guilty Spark

    Guilty Spark It's freeing and refreshing

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    I think it fucks with your eyes a lot more if you're trying to read a 1,000 page book at 10 point type.

    You can go the senior citizen 72 pt type route, I guess. I saw a lady on the train reading a book on her iPad and there were literally 10 words on each page.
     
  20. Don the Radio Guy

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    My problem with backlit displays is they're too hard to read in the sun. I can sit on the beach with my Kindle and read all day.
     
  21. Psychopath

    Psychopath Plata O Plomo

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    I am going this weekend to pillage my local borders.
     
  22. Voss's Tumor

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    I will agree with that, but chances are if I'm in the sun I'm drinking a beer, wearing polarized sunglasses, and doing something. I haven't graduated to that point in life where I can read a book by the pool and find that relaxing.
     
  23. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    Yup. Go with larger type. Which is something you have to buy a whole new book for, with dead tree books.

    And for most eReader apps for iPad/iPhone/Android, you can change the font, color combination, etc. to match the environment. Reading in the sun may still be less than ideal, but no more than using your smartphone outside in the sun, and that doesn't seem to bother people all that much.
     
  24. Voss's Tumor

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    I know for awhile my wife reversed the color scheme on her reader. (black background, white type) I haven't seen it in awhile so I don't know if it stuck, but there's definitely options.
     
  25. lockjaaaaww

    lockjaaaaww All out of Bubble Gum.

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    good Barnes and Noble is soooooooo much better than Borders. I drive 2o mins to B&N when it would take 5 mins to get to Borders. They rarely have discounts, have a crappy selection and always sell full price. I've been monitoring my store like a vulture just waiting for a going out of business sale.
     

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