Today is Lamarr’s last regular video on Lockergnome, and he used the opportunity to discuss another sad story: The death of Borders. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which will affect a good potion of its 674 stores nationwide. eReaders and eBooks are to blame for its demise, although the store itself may be to blame for not jumping on the digital bandwagon like Barnes & Noble did.
It’s a bit ironic that this huge chain is being destroyed when it did the same thing to the mom & pop bookstores years ago; that’s Karma for you!
Lamarr loves Borders and hopes that it can pull it together; after all, where else will crazy people go to sniff books? (Seriously, there are people out there who love the smell of books — weird!)
Lamarr would like to thank all of the Lockergnome supporters that he’s had over the last year, Chris Pirillo for his extreme kindness in allowing him on the channel, and of course Kat Armstrong for being the behind the scenes person who dealt with him and his demands (smile) on a weekly basis. She’s the glue that holds this community together… the cheese to our macaroni… the peanut butter to our jelly… and, yeah. Kat just rocks.
Lamarr – thank YOU from both Kat and myself. You are a great friend and have been a lot of fun to work with each week. We’re looking forward to watching you grow your own brand and will always be cheering you on.
PS – You’re probably wondering why in the heck we included the word Bieber in this post title. If you’ve ever spent five minutes browsing Lamarr’s Tweet stream, you’d understand! Go on — check him out and subscribe.