Peter Kafka

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Barnes & Noble Founder Riggio Bids for Stores but Not Nook

Barnes & Noble founder Leonard Riggio, who still owns 30 percent of the company, has offered to buy the bookseller’s retail operations, but not its Nook e-reader business. The Wall Street Journal forecast Riggio’s offer last night.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus