Good read, thanks for the update. I was looking forward to what Amazon did with its bookstores and expected them to be quite different but this vibe really doesn’t encourage the classic browsing experience. I’m reminded by the scene in Black Books where Manny tries to ask the business man if he needs help and who screems back “I’M BROWSING! MAYBE I’LL BUY THIS BOOK , MAYBE I WON’T, BUT YOU CANNOT INFLUENCE ME ONE IOTA, NOT ONE JOT!” — and I can honestly say I feel the same way about this algorithmic experience.

Perhaps the greatest gift that we can give to each other is a greater understanding of ourselves.

Perhaps the greatest gift that we can give to each other is a greater understanding of ourselves.