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annlarimer
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o hay an actual statement!
http://www.salon.com/mwt/broadsheet/2009/04/13/amazon_statement/
"... it's still not a real apology to all the authors and publishers affected, or the customers who had pretty good reason to wonder if Amazon had indeed instated a homophobic and misogynistic corporate policy, but "ham-fisted and embarrassing" is a surprisingly honest and accurate start."

http://www.salon.com/mwt/broadsheet/feature/2009/04/13/amazon_fail_2/index.html
"As offensive as it is to describe a blatantly targeted campaign to damage the sales of LGBT-themed (and feminist, and disability-related) books as a "glitch," I strongly suspect that "glitch" is actually Amazonian for "We have no idea what happened -- can't talk now, busy shitting our pants!""

Good start, kids. Now fix it and you can have my money again. /tough love

ETA: Wired jumps to conclusion, looks stupid.
http://blog.wired.com/business/2009/04/hacker-claims-c.html

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violetisblue From: violetisblue Date: April 14th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC) (linkage)
What, you mean the hacker theory ISN'T totes true just because Some Random Guy on the Internet said it was? I'm so disillusioned now.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: April 14th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC) (linkage)
What, you don't believe some puffed-up twat who posts an invitation to a damages suit on a public forum under a traceable account?

You fucking cynic.
violetisblue From: violetisblue Date: April 14th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC) (linkage)
The number of people who IMMEDIATELY jumped all over that as the gospel truth because, you know, he said so indicates to me the collective human IQ is even lower than I'd previously thought it was. I guess every random nutter who "confesses" to an unsolved high-profile murder should also immediately get the chair with no actual investigation necessary, eh?
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: April 14th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC) (linkage)
Well of course. You know somebody like that must have done something. And what about the rights of that little girl?
violetisblue From: violetisblue Date: April 14th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC) (linkage)
I realize online geeks of a certain sort immediately get hard at the idea that one of theirs! could go all Loki to such a spectacular degree on a major multinational online company, but you know, put down the Alan Moore omnibus and get a fucking clue, Margaret.
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