Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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In an ongoing effort to lighten the house by getting rid of old papers, outdated technical books -- clutter -- I ran across a paper bookmark from the fabled (if you're of a certain age and live in Silicon Valley) Computer Literacy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.
Would you like us to
hold a copy for you?"
-- a typical phone conversation with a customer

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.


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