Posts Tagged ‘Book Stores’

November 10th, 2012 - 12:55 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Why do we still have a university press in an internet age?

The Gamble The answer may come from Princeton. The Princeton University Press cannot give away the ending of its forthcoming book,  The Gamble,on the 2012 presidential election. But it does plan to give away the beginning. Read more[...]

July 7th, 2012 - 8:11 am § in The Ave Scene

APPLESAUCE: Will Bezos Target the iPHONE?

 Bloomberg: Amazon Phone Could Be In The Works According to a fresh and lively report from Bloomberg, Amazon is “developing a smartphone that would vie with [Apple]’s iPhone” This makes a lot of sense. Amazon has already achieved great brand name presence of its own.  The Amazon [...]

May 7th, 2012 - 8:23 am § in The Ave Scene

Apple, the iMALL, and the retail wars,

Target’s decision to stop selling Kindle makes sense.  The Kindle is much more than an e reader, it is a virtual store front.  Sitting in my arm chair or by a fire at the campsite, I can use the Kindle to shop at Amazon for anything Target sells.  Target selling Kindles makes no ,more sense[...]

February 1st, 2012 - 10:10 am § in Misc., The Ave Scene

Literate in Seattle

By Bob Minzesheimer, USA TODAY For the second consecutive year, Washington, D.C. , is ranked as the most literate city in the country, according to an annual statistical survey to be released today. Here is the top 10 for 2011, as ranked by Central Connecticut State University President Jack Miller,[...]

October 13th, 2011 - 11:09 am § in Science, The Ave Scene, UW

The AVE Scene: Why Marcie Stillman is Wrong About SLU

Over at Crosscut Marcie Sillman has an intriguing history of Seattle as a city of innovation.  Here is a taste of what she covers: Boeing Nirvana Amazon Microsoft Starbucks Slate Immunex I found the list somewhat sad.  For example SEALAND and United Parcel, both of which loom hugely in today̵[...]

October 9th, 2011 - 9:07 am § in America, The Ave Scene

Waiting for Steve (Balmer)

The Coming Battle  (based on a piece in the Huff Post) A new survey by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in both China and America, showed that Windows easily outpaced iOS,   MIcrosoft has a great opportunity, its own fanbase! John Rose,  one of the lead authors of the report, told HuffPost tha[...]

September 28th, 2011 - 9:58 am § in America, The Ave Scene

BREAKING NEWS: Amazon’s Apple sauce arrives!

  UPDATE: I highly recommend Paul Constant’s comments on how the Apple Sauce will affect book stores. I agree with him that they will change.  I especially doubt the viability of Barnes and Noble.  On the other hand, the Kindle does leave a huge opening in its model for used book stores[...]

September 12th, 2011 - 8:48 am § in The Ave Scene

Will Amazon Applesauce Be The BIG Winner?

What future for books in the digital age? As iPads make an appearance in classrooms in France, the question is being asked – are we getting closer to an era of only having electronic and digitised books? In Correze, France the… If this story IS the future, the company that will benefit is Amazon[...]

June 10th, 2011 - 1:12 pm § in The Ave Scene

What James Joyce, Shakespeare Tell Us About Education Battles Today

from Huff Post Declan Kiberd’s new book, Ulysses and us: The art of everyday life in Joyce’s masterpiece, …(argues that) … Ulysses, the holy grail of difficult novels of the 20th Century, was never supposed to be a remote, impenetrable text. Indeed Joyce was, like many Irish [...]

May 14th, 2011 - 7:19 am § in America, The Ave Scene

Recommended Reading:

  Ed. When our children were little, Barb and took them to visit the grave site of Chief Seattle, a trip I recommend for every child growing up in this city named for an amazing man of peace. Despite the name of this city, monuments to our history or all quite sad.  The totem pole […][...]