Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Who Do You Blame?
Offset is trimming 70 workers at the end of the month. There is less of a demand for traditional books because, according to the company, more people are turning to e-readers, like the Nook and the Kindle.
Many of the comments blasted the manufacturers of e-readers and the people who buy them.
I recognize that jobs are extremely important, and losing one is emotional. I've been there.
I don't have an e-reader, but I do see their value. They get books in readers' hands faster and cheaper. Everything has a price. In this case, the printers take it in the shorts.
You can't stop technology from advancing. My heart goes out to the people leaving Offset at the end of the month.
I will end with this. I recently paid a visit to the book store that replaced Borders at the Viewmont Mall in Dickson City. It was busy on a January weekday afternoon. People still want books, and that's a good thing.
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