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michael-seidel's picture
Oct.03.2013
More first world blues, local business edition. A year or more ago, our city council decided to reward one company with the trash pick up and recycling business.  Before then, several companies were contracted.  Nobody was complaining but apparently the thought was that having just one...
michael-seidel's picture
May.03.2013
My wife and I and our tribe grows smaller by the day. Recent studies show that 87% of Americans own a cell phone.  We do not.  That makes us a little rare.  She puts that fact into her pantheon of smugness, along with no mortgage, car loans or credit card debt.  I do have a...
michael-seidel's picture
Sep.18.2012
5:45 AM Tuesday   Darkness. Daylight is becoming more elusive. Summer's official end looms on the calendar. Email has been read and answered.  The first meeting begins in fifteen minutes. It will be meetings for three hours, then two hours of work, followed by two hours of meetings....
dale-estey's picture
Sep.05.2011
This is a reasonable-sounding article about the price of books, though I don't know if it is fully accurate. Stories about the price of books generally comment about the cost of the advance to the author. Since six figure advances are still more exception than rule, I have my doubts an advance is a...
bob-mustin's picture
Oct.01.2009
This continues the hitchnews post on publishing:  Distribution As in most industries, a product is made, taken through the chain of distribution, everyone takes their piece of the pie, the consumer buys the product and voila, that’s it (yes, some companies do follow up to reduce cognitive...
bob-mustin's picture
Oct.01.2009
This continues the hitchnews post on publishing:  Distribution As in most industries, a product is made, taken through the chain of distribution, everyone takes their piece of the pie, the consumer buys the product and voila, that’s it (yes, some companies do follow up to reduce cognitive...