Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Friday, June 02, 2006
If any readers are shopping in the Piccadilly branch of Waterstones today, I can offer the following tip: the copies of "Londonistan" by Melanie Phillips are in the "Fiction" section, while the copies of "Londonstani" by Gautam Malkani are all in the "Current Affairs / Politics" section. It took me most of my lunch break to move them all but I think it was worth it. (There are still a few copies of Londonstani in a promotional display by the tills that I didn't have the nerve to pick up).
Update: Most of my readers are devil-may-care, fun-loving souls like myself. However I do know I have a small but substantial audience in the wowser, bore and killjoy communities. For them, I agree that those books will need to be moved back by Waterstone's employees, and indeed some of those employees are likely to be on or near minimum wage. However, get real people. They are paid by the hour and they are not allowed to go home early if all the books happen to be tidy; they have to hang around shifting books about the place whether or not some customers have been playing situationist pranks. I do not accept that, considered in the strict economic sense, I have created "extra work" for them; the entirety of the surplus-value which is alienated from them is alienated by the capitalist system, not me.
Update Update: Of course it's a joke, I didn't really waste an hour on that project you stupid bastards.
this item posted by the management 6/02/2006 03:35:00 AM