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Monday, November 11, 2002

Give Us Your Orders, Do

Mike Daisey's 21 Dog Years: Doing Time At offers plenty of wit and wisdom about modern workplaces in general, couched in the author's anecdotes about Earth's Biggest Bookstore Earth's Biggest Selection [insert slogan of the moment here]. The Audible version, read by Daisey and unabridged, takes full advantage of the author's comic timing. Among the many workaday challenges described is how an employee might wrest any portion of of his or her paycheck from the company, given the inexorable lure of same-day order delivery -- to one's desk. Warning: Will likely prompt loud public guffaws if taken aurally. Yet Another Warning: If you click the Amazon link to purchase Daisey's book, you may learn that customers who shopped for the item "also wear clean underwear" from the Gap as part of Amazon's new apparel store promotion. And thus do the postmodern shards splinter infinitely into the distance...

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