Damn you, Mr. Bezos!

Keith Emerson Band

Once again, I was blind-sided by the Amazon recommender.  I was placing an order for a few books that my wife wanted.  Easy enough, and it would only take 5 minutes.  But while I was  adding Marie’s books to the shopping cart, a recommendation for a new Keith Emerson CD caught my eye.  The last thing I bought by KE was not so good, but the reviews for this CD were rather positive – and so I added it to the cart. And then another Keith Emerson Anthology CD was recommened “just for me” –  which has some songs I haven’t listened to for years and are still sitting on vinyl in my attic.  That 2 CD set found its way into my shopping cart too.

And then, while at the final checkout, the new Ben Fry / Processing book was sitting there, with 13 excellent reviews. How could I pass that up?  And so with an extra $80  removed from my wallet, I finally checked out of the store.  Really, that should be illegal.  But I’m looking forward to the new tunes and the new book.

  1. #1 by brian on February 22, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    bring that vinyl in!!

  2. #2 by jonas galvez on February 26, 2009 - 10:47 pm

    their recommendation engine is psychic:

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