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Apology from Amazon
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I've been poking at Amazon about the rankings/delisting fuss, and I got this apology:

"This is an embarrassing and ham-fisted cataloging error for a company that prides itself on offering complete selection.

It has been misreported that the issue was limited to Gay & Lesbian themed titles - in fact, it impacted 57,310 books in a number of broad categories such as Health, Mind & Body, Reproductive & Sexual Medicine, and Erotica. This problem impacted books not just in the United States but globally. It affected not just sales rank but also had the effect of removing the books from Amazon's main product search.

Many books have now been fixed and we're in the process of fixing the remainder as quickly as possible, and we intend to implement new measures to make this kind of accident less likely to occur in the future."

Makes sense to me... more sense even than the trolling and/or hacker theories. But then again, I'm always more likely to blame stupidity rather than malice. ;-)

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"I'm always more likely to blame stupidity rather than malice" [1]

And now stupidity is aided and abbetted by computers, which can be really really stupid millions of times faster than a person.

[1] mostly because the malicious are too stupid to think of it on purpose...



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