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Following the white rabbit.

Six words: the party has begun.

alice in wonderland central park

Just back to L.A. from our book launch party in New York. Lots of laughs, lots of stories, lots of faces, lots of new friends. I’ve got a camera full of pics that I’ll be pulling down shortly; other people will be doing the same. Until that batch, here’s a last-minute quickie from this morning just before I left. In the park at about 76th, taking a page from my old friend Alice. I’ll let you figure that one out.

As I write this, Not Quite What I Was Planning is showing up on the Amazon home page, for whatever reason. Cheers.

amazon february 11 2008 six-word memoir party new york

2 comments… add one
  • luke February 12, 2008, 5:50 am

    I think those are dynamically recommended.

  • jaced.com February 12, 2008, 6:57 am

    Amazon is all dynamic, no doubt. The items on the home page change every time you F5. There is the familiar ‘Recent Browsing History’ section, but the ‘What Customers Bought After Viewing This Item’ section seems to be connected to the Kindle, which would coincidentally make good marketing sense. I thought it might’ve been the personalized Amazonified magic until it happened on a machine that wasn’t mine.

    Here’s some technical insight into the Ajax logic that drives Amazon’s modules, including this “What Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?” thing. There’s apparently some element of recent search in the algorithm, but there’s obviously a randomizing thing going on too.

    As for Wish List; I don’t see anything familiar from that. But mine’s pretty empty. Maybe the more a person has in their Wish List, the more saturated the home page becomes with such items. Perhaps I should wish for more hours in the day and cross my fingers. Never know what can happen.

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