From latest issue of Harvard Business Review, says that “Barnes & Noble closed all 798 B. Dalton locations and its underperforming megastores(including its flagship store in New York’s Lincoln Center). It also aggressively expanded into the textbook segment, acquiring a leading U.S. contract operator of college bookstores. And by focusing on higher-margin gifts, gift books, children’s books, and textbooks, B&N found a way to make the brick-and-mortar operation profitable on its own even as its rival Borders succumbed to bankruptcy and liquidation.”
During June through October 1996, three months I was staying at the New York City, I had only walked around the Barnes & Noble green facade bookstore, glanced at windowshop displaying newly released X-File television scripts, novels, and picture books without entering that bookstore to take a look at the newly sales. But 2001 I purchased a DVD of movie Amadeus, two-sided double compact disk, area 1 version from Barnes & Noble internet online bookstore service. Taiwan seems to have the DVD playing setting of area 3. I have only watched that movie Amadeus for once in my IBM Thinkpad X23 with ultra base DVD set only could adjust playing area code limited to five times. I am very sorry to know that.
Recently, I have dropped by the local Eslite Bookstore to buy the filling pages of financial planning paper for my blue planner/organizer Datamate. But only two days after I purchased from Eslite Bookstore instead of Kingstone Bookstore on October 28 and filled in the financial pages, I got the blue planner/organizer Datamate lost on October 30 in local New Taipei City Library with twice distraction that day, adding a whole day’s computer network annoying context, plus the plainclothes stayed within that establishment on that day as background. The heiress of Eslite Bookstore seemed to come with me riding elevator up to the fifth floor of that Eslite Department Store. She got off the elevator on the third floor which sold grocery and commodity while I got off on the fifth floor which was the Eslite Bookstore. The Citibank Visa and Master Card had a promotion on that day with Eslite Bookstore. There should have been some inner telephone pages at the end of that blue planner/organizer Datamate, but I detached those private materials from the blue Datamate planner/organizer only a month before, in the middle of a night in September. There have been an impossible lawsuit ongoing without any necessary legal elements consisting of a libel crime against me for a whole year until this moment, the privies of the lawsuit on October 30 who were manipulating at the New Taipei City Library obviously had aimed at those private telephone pages which contain telephone number and address of tour guide from mainland China, intended for a spy contact evidence to submit to the law court for their treason case against me filed earlier, which had something to do with the Harvard Master of Public Health(MPH) alumni Mr David Chang 2001 Microsoft Hotmail account dispute for using the same name registering conflict issue. I think that these lawsuits are totally shit. Rat!
DB, December 14, 2012