[ILUG] Amazon.com patent lawsuit
kenn at bluetree.ie
Mon Jan 24 14:22:53 GMT 2000
Due to the current Amazon.com patent infringement lawsuit
regarding one-click ordering, I am suspending all my
purchasing at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk (account name
kenn at iol.ie) and will be asking my employer to do the same.
explains how I feel better than I can write myself.
I hope that you will reconsider trying to enforce a patent
for such an obvious feature.
In fact, I suggested a feature to amazon.com almost two years
ago which you implemented a few months later (messages
included below). Perhaps I should have patented it?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: feedback at amazon.com [mailto:feedback at amazon.com]
> Sent: 15 April 1998 08:49
> To: Kenn Humborg
> Subject: Amazon.com, re: Past purchases recommendations
> Dear Ken,
> Thanks for writing in with your compliment. We're glad to hear that
> you've been enjoying your experience at Amazon.com, and we appreciate
> that you took the time to share it with us.
> I agree with your comments concerning our recommendations feature.
> I've passed a copy of your message on to the appropriate department in
> our organization for consideration. We truly value this kind of
> customer feedback, as it helps further our development efforts.
> Best regards,
> Carol Makela
> >Subject: Past purchases recommendations
> >To: feedback at amazon.com
> >X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.04 [en] (Win95; I)
> >From: Kenn Humborg <kenn at bluetree.ie>
> >Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 12:34:27 +0100
> >First off, I'm a very happy customer. Amazon.com should be a
> >case study in how to do a web site right. Other webmasters would
> >do well to take a good look at it.
> >However, I have a suggestion. The past purchases recommendations
> >feature is one of the coolest features of the site. Obviously,
> >it does not recommend books that I've already bought through
> >Amazon.com. However, it recommends many books that I already have.
> >It would be really nice if I could say 'I've already got this,
> >don't recommend it again'.
> >Of course, this is not a simple, quick tweak, but you might not
> >have thought of it, so I thought I'd mention it.
> >Again, thanks for providing such a cool site and good service.
> >kenn at iol.ie, kenn at bluetree.ie
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