They are not selling the devices, they are not selling books and traffic is down.

Mike Shatzkin, the founder and chief executive of Idea Logical, on Barnes & Noble’s most recent quarter.

I have fond memories of going to Barnes & Noble as a kid; I fear that’s all they’ll be soon: memories.

Also, what’s up with this part of the story by Leslie Kaufman of The New York Times:

Other companies do not break out sales of their digital tablets, but Amazon has been saying sales of its Kindle Fire were strong. Analysts say Apple’s iPads also appear to be doing well.

Um, sure, Amazon is cagey with their numbers, but Apple always tells us exactly how many tablets they sold in a quarter — no mild prognostications from “analysts” necessary.

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