AS I write, the on/off/on
existence of HMV is in the balance, and there is a rumour of hope.
But Jessops and Blockbuster are no more; and 140 other retailers
are reckoned to be in a critical condition. We need businesses to
exist to earn a living; they are secure forms to cling to in a
frightening world. When they collapse, the ultimate non-existence
of form is painfully felt.
HMV has been walking ...
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