Secondhand, Episode 1
In this episode, I talk about LEGO’s Ultimate Building Set No. 6166, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color, and a 1965 Book-of-the-Month Club copy of Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.’s JFK-era A Thousand Days.
The Lego Group seems to have a magical recipe for consistency and innovation. Barnes & Noble got into the tablet market and made a surprisingly durable Android-based tablet. And Houghton Mifflin published a story about the American presidency that made me nostalgic and hopeful.
Listen as I veer, amateurishly, into supply chain economics, industrial design, and political philosophy – all for having stopped at two thrift stores over the past couple weeks.