July 11th, 2012
I understand why people would believe that SEO and metadata are joined at the hip. Metadata is all about making it easy to find (or to “discover”) a book. SEO – search engine optimization – is the science of making a web page more findable via a search engine. Good metadata, it’s argued, should be designed with…
May 8th, 2012
“How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? – Proverbs 1:22 This afternoon Amazon once again reminded us that Barnes & Noble doesn’t have a prayer in hell of blocking its way.
April 30th, 2012
The deal announced this morning between Barnes & Noble and Microsoft is one of the more curious tech deals of the past decade.
April 13th, 2012
In the wake of media speculation of the impact of the Department of Justice lawsuit against Apple, Macmillan and Penguin and the secondary speculation of the impact on Barnes & Noble I thought I’d run a few numbers and see what story they might reveal.
March 30th, 2012
What is it about the anonymity of the web that turns us instantly into triumphalist armchair critics? Best Buy today announced another disappointing quarter and we-who-know-all proclaim that the company is doomed, as are all retailers, and Amazon will be the only company left on the planet.