announced today, it will open a small number of stores to compete directly against Apple. Some think it's a dubious
idea. "In a statement, Microsoft said the first priority of Mr. Porter, who is also a 25-year veteran of Wal-Mart, will be to define where to place the Microsoft stores and when to open them."
posted by Xurando
on Feb 13, 2009 -
Today is Record Store Day!What is it about music? It is Love and Passion channeled through a medium that cuts across and through actual definition straight to your soul whether you love Blues, Reggae, Country, Punk Rock, or Quawwali music, your favorite artists take you places you could otherwise never go - and that place is often a place of love and inspiration.
- Marc Weinstein [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Apr 19, 2008 -
The Ames Fan Club
documents the life of each of the deceased department stores following the dissolution of their corporate souls. From Gallipolis
to West Hartford
, the shells of Ames have been photographed and critiqued. Some have lain dormant, logos still peeking out from between overturned racks and offline registers. Some have found new
lives, though while the buildings remain, the smell of "bargains by the bagful" will never return. If only we could all age as gracefully as the Agawam Ames
posted by setanor
on Nov 15, 2005 -
No time to pick out your own music? Still like the CD format? Live in the UK? Well has The Rough Trade Shop
got a club
for you. Is this outmoded on arrival or an interesting variant on old style "X-Of-the-Month" clubs? I know I sometimes find it overwhelming to keep up with what's new'n'exciting.
posted by PinkStainlessTail
on Jul 30, 2004 -