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  • the latest two patents on honor system and similarity/recommendation are very important and more distressing than the old one-click thingy... RSE still boycotts:
  • I haven't used Amazon since the whole one-click thing started. Surprisingly it hasn't really been that painful. You can pretty much find anything that is on Amazon other places on the web. I have on occasion visited for some information tidbits, but never purchased.

    So, if there was a memo, I missed it as well.
  • No, your not the only one. I still don't buy from Amazon, too many small local bookstores are failing daily to undermine them by shopping at the self professed online Walmart.

    The one thing I do struggle with is whether or not to link to Amazon. After casting around for an alternative, I find that Amazon is one of the few resources that it makes sense to link to when writing about books. They have everything listed, plus commerical and community reviews, collaborative filtering, and Amazon Lists which ac
  • You're not the only one.

    (Ambiguous enough?)

  • I'm still boycotting Amazon. If I need a book, I'll go to a local retailer; if they don't have it, I'll have them order a copy. Any bookstore worth their salt should be willing (and hopefully able) to special order whatever a customer wants.
  • I've heard of people boycotting them, but I haven't really payed attention to it. What should I know about them that'd make me wanna boycott them?