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.