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Re: Amazombie vs. Mom & Pop
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- Subject: Re: Amazombie vs. Mom & Pop
- From: R Starr <rstarr@UMBC2.UMBC.EDU>
- Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 13:35:36 -0500
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Do you mean $tarbuck$ and Foulgrrrs?
On Mon, 12 Jan 1998, Rob & Georgia wrote:
> Yeah. What he said.
> one of the little gals married to one of the little guys
> P.S. Due out sometime this year: my culturally diverse 3-D letterpress
> faux coffee recipe book. Abandon your Starbucks & Foulgers in style.
> Any takers?
> Michael Babcock wrote:
> > It's only my opinion, but I say go look a bookseller
> > in the eye, make a considered purchase and keep Main Street alive. You
> > =
> > are
> > afterall hand-work people. Imagine if people decided overwhelmingly
> > that
> > wir-o-binding at Klunko's was the cheapest (most shrewd) way to bind =
> > their
> > whatevers. You go out of business. Economic Darwinism.
> > There used to be a small printer in every town and hamlet setting type
> > from cases and printing jobs to order. There used to be a little book
> > =
> > store
> > next door. The letterpress printers are almost all gone. Why? Same
> > reason
> > the little bookstore is going down the drain. People tend to be =
> > penny-wise
> > but pound-foolish. The Job Printer, the Bookseller/binder, the Bijou,
> > the =
> > Pharmacist, they're all about look ya in the eye, know ya by name =
> > culture. There is no culture in Klunko's, or Wullmart, or
> > Amazombie.com.
> > Think of the money you choose to spend at the shop on the corner as an
> > =
> > investment in the cultural diversity your town. So maybe you have to
> > cut =
> > back on the double-latte-hoosy-whatsits from Starblucks. That's
> > probably =
> > OK.
> > You should have been makin' Fulgers at home anyway."
> > Here's to the little guy/gal who use their minds, hands and eyes in a
> > 3D world.