Gateway finalizes eMachines purchase

The cow has swallowed the cud. I repeat. The cow has swallowed the cud.

Now analysts are wondering about the fate of the Gateway Country Stores. I imagine an eMachines store would be built in a pre-fab aluminum building, or perhaps in a low-rent strip mall, and feature mildly abusive salespeople hawking $600 computers. But then don't we all have a local computer shop like that already?

In other news, PA is taking on the Apple retail stores as an Abercrombie & Jobs kind of outfit. Here in Kansas City, we're not even cool enough to have an Apple store in the area.

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