Derisive diatribes about the state of the nation, nation states and swerving leftward
4 July 2005
Challenging the brick-n-mortar model
A friend just introduced me to a Korean site that provides, among other digital goodies, e-books. I was surprised to find newly published books (in English!) that I was thinking of purchasing. Which makes me wonder--how much longer can the brick-and-mortar model function for books and music? It seems like we'll reach the point very soon when so much quality content is available for free over the web that book and record stores will only be found in museums.