Standing In Line

Walking along 56th Street in NYC, maybe a half block before 5th Avenue, I always see people on line. (New Yorkers say on line. Almost everyone else says in line.) They are waiting to enter Abercrombie & Fitch. Usually we…

Amazonian eWarfare

By Mira Korber, guest blogger. The Amazon rainforest may be shrinking, but Amazon.com certainly isn’t. The superpower “e-tailer” has all but taken over, and it’s selling just about anything, but Amazon.com threatens one industry just as much as climate change…

Apple’s Patents

An ibike? A solar-powered iPhone? Or maybe an iKey?  During 2010, Apple received 563 patents. In addition to the iBike, a solar-powered iPhone, and an iKey, Apple’s patents included a wand remote and a touchscreen iMac. When asked about Apple’s…

Creative Destruction

Reading Ken Auletta’s recent New Yorker article on the iPad and the Kindle, I first thought of “the razor or the blade.” While Amazon loses money on books in order to sell Kindles, razors were precisely the opposite. Get a cheap…