Sunday, March 18, 2012

extinct retail stores

Visiting a music store the other day, it occurred to me this is the first music store I've seen in a while. Video rental stores are not far off though a blockbuster across from our apartment seems to insist on hanging on. Bookstores are not far behind, Memphis came close. I wonder how long before media becomes completely divorced from physical objects.

It's surprising that the dream of the ubiquitous information tablet in sci fi like star trek seemed as improbable as a Jupiter space program in 2001, or teleporters, it's already far more common seeing someone reading an ipad or a kindle in manhattan that it is seeing someone read a book.
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