Charkin Wins (Feeble) Conquest of Google. But Who Will Win the War?
BookExpo America in NYC recently hosted to a wrist-slapping of, well, anticlimactic proportions. But to be nice, we're sure it'll make Google think twice before molesting another guy's industry -- er, intellectual property.
Macmillan Publishers CEO Richard Charkin boasts about walking up to Google's booth and taking the reps' computers, thereby teaching them a valuable lesson about stealing the travails of tortured writers and digitizing it.
We're not sure what the attendants were doing that their computers could be nipped from right under their noses. We're even less sure why they didn't notice until about an hour later, which is when they began to freak-the-fuck-out.
The smug CEO then returned the laptops and gave them the ol' "hope you enjoyed a taste of your own medicine."
A mean jab at the Triumvirate if we ever saw one. Get down with your bad self, Charkin.