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vnewman
vnewman
4/25/2016 12:37:12 PM
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Re: Amazon Has a Long Way to Go
@dcawrey - You read my mind just now.  What person in their right mind would pay $8.99 for video alone but not the extra $1 for, at the very least, free shipping?  Are there people out there who don't buy anything at all from amazon, ever and only see it as a video streaming service?  Really?

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vnewman
vnewman
4/25/2016 12:34:33 PM
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Re: Amazon Has a Long Way to Go
@DHagar - I feel like something in the algorithm has drastically changed since Amazon's early days and the user experience has declined with regard to search results.  Last month, I tried to buy some plastic easter eggs for my kiddo using the brand name plus the term "easter eggs."  I hit every brand except the one I was looking for.  It was very strange.  Now, I know some of fault can be placed at the feet of the sellers (when the seller isn't Amazon itself) and they fail to fill out important backend terms like Topic, Category, Search Terms, and Keywords.  But even so, that doesn't explain some of the oddities you see when Amazon itself is the seller.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
4/25/2016 12:31:43 PM
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Re: Amazon Has a Long Way to Go
I'm a little bit confused here. I already am a Prime member, so what's the value-add for Amazon to sell standalone video service? Based on this chart, for $99 I get free shipping and a bunch of other features including Prime video. Why would anyone want to pay per month just for video?

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
4/23/2016 1:02:05 PM
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Re: Amazon Has a Long Way to Go
@DHagar, I'm not at all sure that "if we keep thinking we win." That has sometimes been true in some past situations; in many others, thought has been beaten by blind reflex, tradition/inertia, and sheer chance. I think it's more that once one has started down The Way of the Thinker, everything else seems like  a disgrace. But just as many market contests have been won by inferior products and wars by the side with the poorer generals and the less capable equipment, the contested space between people and machines may well be won by the machines because they don't think -- and therefore don't get bored, don't try something new when something else is already working, and don't decide they want something else in the middle of the process.  All of which are parts of what make us human, but not necessarily economically valuable parts at every point in the system.

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DHagar
DHagar
4/22/2016 1:11:20 PM
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Re: Amazon Has a Long Way to Go
@mouraryan, thanks - good stuff!

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
4/22/2016 1:06:34 PM
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Re: Amazon Has a Long Way to Go
We Shall and Will Overcome..as I hope all embrace this as well I saw while working away @ my network from Scott Kelly as he reminded us all...wishing all a great weekend!!!! 



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DHagar
DHagar
4/22/2016 12:59:23 PM
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Re: Amazon Has a Long Way to Go
@mpouraryan, we won't let that happen - we will think and band together!

Yeah for Earth Day!  Thanks - enjoy our natural beauty and have a great weekend as well!

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
4/22/2016 12:56:00 PM
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Re: Amazon Has a Long Way to Go
If we believe Kurzweil, though, it seems as if machines will take over us all--and we have to do our part to avoid it at all costs.

Food thought on this Earth Day as I wish all Happy Earth Day and a great weekend :))
Did you know? In a single year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced by driving the average car 26,000 miles. FIND AN EARTH DAY EVENT NEAR YOU


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DHagar
DHagar
4/22/2016 12:55:39 PM
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Re: Amazon Has a Long Way to Go
@mpouraryan, great points.  And your distinction between revolution and transformation is an excellent one!

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
4/22/2016 12:51:07 PM
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Re: Amazon Has a Long Way to Go
I won't find it presumption to advise Jeff Bezos--however we all have been witness to Blackberry, Digital, Sun and all the luminaries that have been relegated to footprints in the revolution (note I said Revolution...not transformation) and all have to tread lightly.

 

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