FedEx to buy Kinko’s for $2.4 Billion … I’ve been a Kinko’s fan for a long time – before the net broke big I liked renting computer time there to practice on Illustrator or Photoshop. Kinko’s is somehow associated, for me, with democracy. Perhaps it’s a result of remembering how “Xerox machines” were tightly controlled in the old Soviet Union. Kinko’s is basically a big retail printing press. If you want to print a leaflet, you can do it there. I’ve always liked that. I hope the purchase goes well for them.