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Children are advanced readers

This was, perhaps only for a short time, the #1 best seller in Amazon.co.uk’s highly specific category of children’s book on hockey:Thinking back on The Metamorphosis, I can’t recall any references to hockey.               … Continue reading

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Amazon Sidewalk

There’s a world of difference between thinking “wouldn’t it be a great idea if …” and then actually doing it. And walking on a beach between Houlgate and Villers-sur-Mer in Normandy 10 years ago, suffering from loss of mobile connection, … Continue reading

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System failure in delivering

Recently I ordered something from Amazon in USA, to be delivered to my address in Denmark. The delivery very nearly failed completely. First of all, I got a message from Amazon that the carrier had attempted to deliver my package … Continue reading

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Amazon in 1997

It’s really hard to predict the future, because sometimes it’s very different from the past: I remember when Amazon quarter after quarter presented their losses. I did not see Bezos becoming one of the absolutely richest people in the world. … Continue reading

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Am I smarter than Amazon?

This is a really good question from Paul Graham: If your “high end” online store sets off some Javascript effect every time the user touches something, it might be worth asking why Amazon.com doesn’t do this. Is it because Bezos … Continue reading

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Transcribing private conversations

Big Tech transcribes samples recorded from the microphones at our homes. We know this. I was honestly surprised that the Danish newspaper Politiken chose to treat the fact that Apple and Google had had private conversations of their users transcribed … Continue reading

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Alexa might spell the end of the independent seller

If invisible interfaces succeed – which I am not entirely sure they will – Alexa will function as a barrier of entry for independents sellers. Which is probably why Amazon is so focused on it. Google, Apple and Microsoft try … Continue reading

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How to appear like a villain – and the Sanders response

Jeff Bezos, not wanting to just appear like a Bond villain, has been in the news recently, due to reports on the state of the work conditions in the Amazon storehouses. These stories are not new; back in 2012 I wrote … Continue reading

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Google not being evil

While Google was created with the words “Don’t be evil” as its foundation – later replaced by the parent company Alphabet’s “Do the right thing” – we have long known that the company no longer adhered to this slogan. I … Continue reading

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How to appear like a Bond villain

I will be last person to discourage space exploration; I know that we have benefited greatly from the research and findings from it. But when Amazon’s Jeff Bezos says this The only way that I can see to deploy this … Continue reading

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