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Monday, April 13, 2009

Damn Amazon

Damnit, Amazon, you were so useful too.

Oh well, as far as I know, my local bookstores have not decided to be utter dicks, so I guess I'll be going there more often now. Not as convenient, granted, but there you go.

Here is a list of books and authors who are affected by Amazon's censorship.


  • At April 13, 2009 10:08 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Oh Amazon is just winning friends all OVER the place.


  • At April 14, 2009 9:21 AM, Blogger Jer said…

    FYI, Amazon is now saying that it was a mistake exacerbated by the holiday weekend.

    Sounds a bit fishy, but on the other hand doing what they did intentionally would have been stupider than I've seen Amazon act, well, ever. So I tend to buy that it was a mistake. The idea that it was a single employee in France who somehow munged 57,000 records though? Sounds kinda doubtful - though I guess when I worked as a corporate programmer there were some mistakes that caused side-effects almost this dumb (though not nearly so visible) to happen...

  • At April 14, 2009 10:43 AM, Anonymous Rich said…

    They apologized already. They've fixed the problem. The listings changes lasted all of what, three days? Four?

    If you really want to believe there's a big evel corporate homophobe agenda at work here, that's your business. Myself, I'm far more willing to believe that some dimwit just screwed up his keyboarding. Incompetence is more plausible than malice when it comes to data entry.

  • At April 14, 2009 10:45 AM, Anonymous Rich said…

    Sigh. "Evil" that is. I don't mean to imply a linkage to the deceased Mister Knieval.

    See what I mean about typing errors?

  • At April 14, 2009 11:14 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Over-defensive much, Rich? One comment above you, Jer linked the explanation, and I don't believe I've expressed any opinion either in support of or skeptical of it.

    I like you, man, but seriously? I'd consider decaf, if I were you. Or, you know, a sense of perspective. :-)


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