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December 20, 2014

Mysterious Boston woman is top Amazon reviewer

At this moment, Ali Julia is the No. 1 ranked reviewer on Amazon.com, which makes her the queen of an elite — and very secretive — club that wields huge influence over the nation’s shopping habits.

Companies send them piles of free products, often before they are released to the general public, with the desperate hope that they will sit down and write a detailed review, because studies show that customers are attracted to products with multiple reviews (even if they’re not all good).

A fascinating read.

December 15, 2014

The Evolution of eInk

eInk devices are also pleasant in a paradoxical way because they basically suck at everything that isn’t reading. That doesn’t sound like something you’d want, except when you notice you spend every fifth page switching back to Twitter or Facebook or Tinder or Snapchat or whatever. eInk devices let you tune out the world and truly immerse yourself in reading.

I’m still waiting for an affordable, large eInk screen I can use as an information radiator.

November 27, 2009