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Amazoniversary

Alright, so in my e-mail yesterday I get this message from Amazon.com saying it's my "amazoniversary", or exactly two years since the date I placed my first amazon.com order, so I get $10 off a $50 order. I'm thinking, "20%? That's not a deal!" but then I remember that I kinda do want some books and it kinda would be fun to do some shopping, so I go for it. I'm such a sucker for a deal! Oh well.</p>

Let me tell you, the progress made by Amazon.com in the last few years is amazing, even if they have declared bankrupcy like five times or something. First, my "shopping spree" lasted all day. I'd pick up books, go to class, come back, close that browser window, change my mind, go back to the site, find all my stuff in my cart still... ah! Second, there are really good recommendations, reviews, and sample pages these days- I can flip through the books just like I could in a regular store now. Then finally at like 10:00 at night I decide I'm ready to buy so I click "buy", they show me an address and ask if it's okay, I say yes, and I bought! They know who I am, where to charge, all that.

There are probably other sites like Amazon, but I just had to share this feeling of satisfaction I got today from this one. It's one of those "society appreciation" moments, when you look around and think how far we've come since that messy Feudalism thing lost popularity.

Oh well, so here's what I bought:

1 "Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary" Linus Torvalds, David Diamond;  Hardcover;  @ $18.20 each
The review on /. was good, what can I say?

1 "Non-Designer's Web Book, The" Robin Williams, John Tollett; Paperback;  @ $24.49 each
I read a document design book by Robin Williams that was just amazing, changed the whole way I think about design elements, so I was like, "OHMIGOD she's got web stuff! Yes!"

1 "Accidental Empires : How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can't Get a Date" Robert X. Cringely;  Paperback;  @ $11.20 each
Saw the movie, just HAD to read the book.

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