It seems like Amazon stepped into a public relations disaster and the Internet has just exploded.
I'm concerned about this, since I make some money off of Amazon and I don't want
to think I'm frightening away readers because of my advertising Amazon
(although I suspect most of my readers read me via my ATOM or RSS feed, which
makes the advertising moot). Oh, I don't make that much money, but I made
more money using Amazon than I ever did using Google's Ad Sense program.
I would like to think that this kerfluffle was an honest mistake on
Amazon's part, or perhaps a coordinated attack
against Amazon or an
interesting hack of the Amazon website (or was it just a hack?).
Heck, it could have been a disgruntled employee for all we know.
Me? I'll follow the “never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity” advice for now (even if it was a malicious manoeuvre by Amazon, they're gotten so much flack for this I think they've learned their lesson).
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