I'm reading the
and the corresponding
when an idea hit.
To explain the idea, you first need to understand what the articles are
talking about. Briefly, Doc Searls switched linking to Amazon to Wordsworth
and their revenue dropped; most people know how Amazon works, and don't want
to bother learning how Wordsworth works, or with setting up an account
The User Comment from Glenn Fleishman backs that up.
ISBN.nu, a price
commparison of on-line booksellers. I came across the site quite a while
ago and it's a neat service. But he has a similar problem as Doc Searls.
So I thought—what if a website gave the user a choice as to which on-line
bookseller to use? If cookies are used, a site can store the user's
preference for on-line bookseller to use and a link to a book points to some
CGI script that determines which bookseller to redirect to.
It can't be that hard.
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
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