My Kindle | Cypress Semiconductor
I got a kindle for Christmas and I must say the future doesn t look good for the store front bookstore. I used to buy most books either at Amazon or at Half Prices Books. I used bookstores only when I needed a book immediately. This would mostly be at airports. Well now instead getting up and walking across the isle to the airport shop, I can purchase a book via wireless while keeping my seat or while waiting in line to get on the plane. Borders closed recently and frankly I don t think it looks good for those that are left. I think they will have to go into the instant printing business and significantly reduce their inventory. Of course there will be niche markets for unique groups.
I was walking around the humble side of a nameless city and I saw a sign that said Radical Vegan Women s Alliance Bookstore and Café . I decided with a name like that I just had to go in. As I go in the audio level drops to almost nothing. I go to a table and wait for service a loooong time. Realizing that I am staying until served; finally a most unfriendly waitress comes over and plops down a menu and says WHAT DO YA WANT! I look over the menu and order a veggie burger served on portabella mushrooms. I then ask if I could get that with cheese. She glares at me and says. THIS IS A VEGAN RESTAURANT AND YOU CANT GET CHEESE! I apologized and asked if instead I could get bacon. At that point she invoked her right to refuse me service and demanded I leave. I didn t even get to ask if they had this month s Popular Mechanics.
You have to admit you will never get this kind of fun with Amazon.