This week, we’re reflecting on a gazillionaire, capitalism, space, and a company that began with books but ended up selling everything.
“My relationship with this company is an extremely vexed one. I think of myself as a socialist, but my purchase history leaves me no choice but to also think of myself as a loyal customer of Amazon.com.”
Thanks to Liam Harrison for suggesting this week’s article.
- Mark O’Connell, “Jeff Bezos and The World Amazon Made” https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/feb/03/jeff-bezos-and-the-world-amazon-made
- A great companion piece to this article is the 2018 game “You Are Jeff Bezos” (Link)
“Time” and Place
- Wed 5 May, 1 pm
- Zoom: Link (Password: pagebreaks)
Looking forward to seeing you all again soon! This event is run by Dorothy Butchard and Toria Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com). Please email us if you have any questions, but you’re welcome to just turn up.
About Page Breaks
This is an informal weekly reading group within the Department of English Literature. All welcome! https://blog.bham.ac.uk/englitpostgrad/page-breaks/