You've come a long way, AmazonWe dug into the CNET archives to bring you this interview with Amazon's Jeff Bezos from way back in 1997 when the tech giant was just a baby. Check out the amazing simplicity of the website and warehouse back then.
For a novel, I mean, I know one of the ways I pick a novel to read is I read the first page of the novel, is this a narrator I want to spend time with? And so it's important to be able to do things like that. If you come on down a little further we've got after the feature books here we have. All of the titles and the news. These are all the books here that are featured in the New York Times book reviews this week. All the books that have been featured on NPR as of December 27th, and so on. These are updated continuously so that they're up to date. If you go in here and look at the New York Times book review books for example. You see all of these books are discounted by 30%. And one of the things that we always found. The best sellers are always discounted 30%. But the best book Are rarely discounted 30%. Yeah. So we were saying let's in addition to discounting the best sellers, let's also discount the best books. So we discounted every book, every week that's reviewed in The New York Times by 30%. They're rarely the same. They're rarely the same. [LAUGH] The correlation may not be negative, but it's zero anyway. And there's little things here like we have a customers review books and then we select a winner every month from the reviews that get submitted of books. And these are some of the books that are the best sellers this week. The Playmate Book, Five Decades of Centerfolds. There you go. I wonder why that's a bestseller. I don't know. Yeah. [LAUGH] [LAUGH] I think that says something about the demographic. Right. A young male demographic. I think you might be right. [LAUGH] Here you can search the catalog and you can type in an author's name. You can type in one word from the title or two words from the title if you happen to know it. You can type in subject, category words. [MUSIC] [NOISE]