27 Sep '11, 3pm

A Life without Borders - VANTAN.ORG: Meanwhile, e-readers like the Kindle, Nook and even the iPad have become po...

Borders, as everyone should know by now, has closed its chapter in Singapore. Many of us took for granted that it would always be there, and it was said that this branch was more profitable than the stores in the US. What happened? I have a few theories: 1) Too many “Read-only” users Borders’ closure was heavily covered in the media and I can’t recall exactly where I saw this, but what a little boy said when interviewed, summed it all up. He said he would miss reading books at Borders. If you only want to sit around and read books, go to a library. And if your fingers have already indented every page in a magazine, just buy it and stop blocking the aisle so that other customers can get to the titles they want. You see, the US model of allowing customers to browse books while sipping coffee, which Borders attempted to export, doesn’t quite work in Singapore. The US has a ti...

Full article: http://vantan.org/archives/2011/09/a_life_without_borders...

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