Netflix has been on a bit of roller coaster ride as a company, as most people who subscribe to the service or love movies and follows such things already know. The story is not unlike a bad M. Night Shyamalan movie; it’s got twists, turns, and is often based on such lame and asinine premises that one just has to laugh at the crazy plot points. Continue reading
Apple recently stopped offering $0.99 TV rentals, saying that their customers prefer to buy TV shows instead of rent them (the price to purchase is $2.99 for HD content, and $1.99 for standard definition). Continue reading
Today I went to add Ayn Rand: In Her Own Words to my DVD wish list on Amazon.com. A few minutes later I received an e-mail stating that my order was received and would be shipped soon. I did click ‘Wish List,’ didn’t I? How was I suddenly buying this DVD? Luckily, I caught this in time to canceled the order. No harm done.
But darn it, I was pretty sure I had clicked the ‘Add to Wish List’ button. On the other hand, I found it difficult to contemplate how Amazon could make an error like that. I figured it was user error, and I went back and retraced my steps to figure it out. Here’s what I discovered: Continue reading