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A word about Amazon

I have so far refrained from signing any of the growing number of boycott Amazon petitions circulating on the net. Not because I like Amazon, but rather because I have *never* liked Amazon and make a point of only buying stuff from them when there is no other alternative. Adding my name to the list of former customers would be sort of moot. I have never thought that that Amazon was looking out for anyone but themselves. I find their software and data-mining invasive and the friendly spam they've sent me annoying and saccharine. To those who are suddenly surprised that Amazon is acting like a big greedy company, I can can only say this : Duh. Meanwhile, the Public Radio Music Source finally has an (not very elegant) online ordering system in place.

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