The American brain dead of the Author’s Guild has a good match in England with the Society of Authors similarly lead by the brain dead.
Writer Tom Holland, president of the Society of Authors, said… “There is something deeply sensory about Daunt’s bookshops. They are the literary equivalent of walking into a delicious bakery. That’s something he can bring to Waterstone’s which can’t be replicated online.“
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
Does this guy even own a computer? Does he have an Internet connection?
Has he never heard of this thing called pornography?
He can argue all he wants about porn not being a human being “replicated online,” but there are lots of girls, women, and others pulling in big bucks from live video streams people — generally men — wank to.
And I bet there’s more money being spent on that than in print bookstores.