October 25, 2001
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Bad Business

Newsweek editor Deborah Branscum went to a dinner party with friends in Silicon Valley Sunday night; nine of twelve people there were out of work. Neil Gaiman (whose American Gods is fascinating), used his Web log this weekend to point to a bookstore that will be forced to close this month if its customers continue to stay home.

We're going to lose lots of bookstores, restaurants, and galleries in the next few weeks, and we're all going to be poorer for it.