From Kim comes this Center for Media Research report on research into adult owners of eReaders and tablets.
Key line that cracked me up:
The report suggests that men’s affinity for Tablets may be a reflection of the way they view ownership of technological gadgets with respect to their peers. For instance, men are much more likely than women to report: “I want others to say ‘Wow!’ when they see my electronics.”
No wonder people were doubtful as to the success of a smaller tablet when there’s already 10” out there.
I put the funny stuff first to try to cushion the bad news, which, while painful from a personnel standpoint, is not unexpected:
PaidContent is reporting that Borders is closing its remaining 399 stores and 11,000 employees will be laid off. No date is given for the closure, though the article states, quoting the Borders official statement through the Wall Street Journal, that “liquidation is expected to commence for some stores and facilities as soon as Friday, July 22, with a phased rollout of the program which is expected to conclude by the end of September.”
I’m sorry for Borders employees who are now having among the worst Mondays ever, and I hope you can all locate jobs with exceptional security and benefits that include free ice cream, lifetime massages and anything else you desire.