originally posted August 23, 2005
If Amazon really wanted to make a buck, they should occasionally tell me that a book would be wrong for me:
Bill, this book is not recommended for you. Here’s why. If you’re not Bill, please click here.
I wouldn’t be able to not click “Here’s why.” Then they’d be all, “Well, we just don’t think it’s your type…you know…it’s kind of edgy…and the writing style, well, it’s an acquired taste.”
And I’d be all, “You don’t know me Amazon! Give me that book!”
They’d pack it up and ship it, chuckling all the while.
I’d probably hate the book. But at least it would have been my decision.
Stupid Amazon. Telling me what I don’t like. I’ll not like what I choose to not like. End of discussion.