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Moleskine is very good at telling stories. The question is whether people are interested in hearing this new one. The company’s revenue continues to grow each year. Customers remain willing to buy Moleskine notebooks. They are also willing to engage with the brand online—but only to a point.
Adrienne Raphel on Moleskine’s foray into the digital world: http://nyr.kr/1mcX11z (via newyorker)

Damon Porter for PCMAG.com:

Buoyed by Black Friday sales, more tablets than laptops are projected to ship in the North American market for the first time ever in the fourth quarter - and it won’t even be close, according to NPD DisplaySearch.

Porter specifically points to this post by Richard Shim, a Senior Analyst on DisplaySearch’s Analyst Blog. You may know how I feel overall about these types of numbers, but focus on the “and it won’t even be close” part. Specific numbers aside, this is happening.

For what it’s worth, NPD doesn’t expect tablets to overtake notebooks worldwide until 2015.

At that point, perhaps PCMag will rebrand as TabletMag.