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25 January 2009 @ 05:55 pm
not much internet-time today  
* So, how much is a Oscar nomination worth, in dollars?
* A second magazine wholesaler is raising prices, because that's a great plan when sales are down and the economy is hurting.
* Speaking of which, Diamond is set to raise its minimum order, which could kneecap comic book retailers. Who also aren't doing well these days.
* A young basketball player, recruited out of high school to play in Europe, discusses his experience.
* A new Electric Company? Ugh.

Brian: Stephen Colbertvwvortexer on January 26th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
France gives away a free newspaper subscription to everyone on their 18th birthday.
squishydish: greatwallsquishydish on January 26th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
I like that the subscriptions are yearlong, and to the paper of the teen's choice. But it's really too late at 18 years old to inculcate the habit of reading a daily print paper. Maybe 16 or so would be better -- still in school yet becoming more curious about the wider world.
Also, I'm opposed to government support of businesses, but since everybody else seems to get a handout, especially in France, why not? Plus newspapers, as watchdogs, definitely serve the public interest, at least when they're doing it right. (Since I'm no longer working for a paper, I can pretend to be objective about this, right?)