Is it just me, or is Amazon.com the absolute coolest place to shop on the planet? I have to admit that Casey and I have probably spent more than our fair share at Amazon in the last year. The thing is, they make is so easy! It’s scary, but my recommendations page practically knows me better than I know myself. If I’m not sure what I want to read or watch, etc., I head over to my personalized Amazon page and find a huge list of items that fit my interests.
I’m still trying to decide something though: Is it a good sign or a bad sign when I find books and add them to my wishlist, only to get a message saying that that item is already on my list (somewhere)? Does that back up my good tastes, or tell me that I might have a few too many items on my wishlist? This has happened quite a few times, most recently just yesterday when I tried adding The Design of Sites: Patterns, Principles, and Processes for Crafting a Customer-Centered Web Experience, only to find out I already added it on August 28, 2004.
While I’m on the subject of books, let me recommend one that I believe everyone should read. It’s called The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. It’s an amazing book that discusses the nature of epidemics, ranging from actual diseases, word of mouth advertising, the rise and fall of crime waves, and more. You’ll learn a lot from this one, I promise!