I just received this email from inside William Morris: “WMA, despite losing nearly every client they’ve ever had and despite the cratered economy, has gone ahead and given sweet holiday gifts to all assistants and support staff: Amazon Kindles. Everyone’s overjoyed and quite surprised.  It might even outdo the goodwill garnered by the iPod gifting of 2006. (… Last year lumps of coal were passed out as a result of the writer’s strike.)”