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Makers and Takers?

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Here’s a story–the story of the history of Fender Musical Instrument Corporation. In the 1950s, Leo Fender invented the Telecaster, and with it, the Fender company. Also coming out of Leo Fender’s mind (and shop)? The Precision Bass, the Jazz … Continue reading

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Geek Role Models: Why the Spider-Man “One More Day” Storyline Was A Great Abdication of Responsibility

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OK, so I acknowledge that I’m coming at this issue a few years late. But I left comics fandom in 2007 when Joe Quesada promulgated the “One More Day” Spider-Man storyline. Certain persons at Marvel had, for decades, attempted to … Continue reading

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Future Bookstores (Brick-and-Mortar Edition)

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There is a presumption in the air that Amazon’s ability—and willingness—to cut into profit margins and even sell at a loss—means the end of the brick-and-mortar bookstore as we know it. (As a corollary, some believe that this may also … Continue reading

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Publishing Evolution

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In “Amazon’s Jungle Logic,” Richard Russo talks about Amazon attacking—perhaps even dismembering—“literary culture” by attacking brick-and-mortar bookstores with its price comparison app. There is a point there; the app does make it easier for readers to see—in real time—how much … Continue reading

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