Blast from the past
In an ongoing effort to lighten the house by getting rid of old papers, outdated technical books -- clutter -- I ran across a paper bookmark from the fabled (if you're of a certain age and live in Silicon Valley) Computer Literacy Bookstore.On one side is store information: address, phone, map. On the other is:
"Yup, we have it.-- a typical phone conversation with a customer
Would you like us to
hold a copy for you?"
That could have been me on the customer end. That store had just about everything computer-related. But that quote -- and the fact the store no longer exists -- makes me reflect on how the Web has altered the face of distribution, particulary for "knowledge products".
If you're not "of a certain age", see this wikipedia entry for more info.