Fulfillment by Amazon: “You send your new and used products to us, and we’ll store them. As orders are placed, we’ll pick, pack and ship them to your customers from our network of fulfillment centers.”
Amazon is kicking ass. I’ve long predicted that BigCo’s would become fulfillment companies. I just didn’t think it would happen this fast. Now I’ll predict that long after Google is burned out and forgotten, we’ll be shipping our wares to and from Amazon warehouses, with Jeff Bezos making some sheckels on each transaction. We’ll think of Bill Gates as someone like Andrew Carnegie or Burl Ives. What do you mean he’s still alive?
Joel Spolsky: “The phone they sent me, an LG Fusic, is really quite awful, and the service, Power Vision, is tremendously misconceived and full of dumb features that don’t work right and cost way too much.”
Four years ago: “Weblogs, in a very real sense, get your mind out of bed, and back in the world. They can help alleviate the endless aloneness that’s part of recovery.”
Sparkplug 9: “Pope says Islam is violent. Islamics react with violence. Pope apologizes.”
Google has satellite pics of Baghdad.
YouTube offers “several RSS feeds for categorized groups of videos (such as recently uploaded, top viewed etc) as well as customized feeds for users and tags.”
If the Democratic Party had a sense of presence, they would run national TV commercials commemorating the life of Ann Richards. A few schmaltzy snips from her convention keynote in 1988. “I’m delighted to be here with you this evening, because after listening to George Bush all these years, I figured you needed to know what a real Texas accent sounds like.” I guess it would make today’s party leadership look as anemic as it is.
I signed up to be a beta for MSN’s Soapbox video community. I’ll let you know when I get a chance to try it out. I don’t feel bad, Mike Arrington doesn’t have an account either. I guess Microsoft is learning the art of teasing? Or does it just look that way?