Monday, December 05, 2016

No Checkout?

Must blog something of substance soon. Must update web site.

But first....

Whether you love or hate Amazon, I just read where their new company-owned brick and mortar stores are going to have no checkout line or cashier. Evidently you're supposed to be able to take what you want... and just walk out the door.

I have no notion why I find that idea so cool. Like we need easier ways to spend money, right? But I don't think I'd be able to resist going to one of those stores, grab a few things and just wave ta-ta as I left. I'd still have to hide the billing trail from my wife, but some things are just too tempting not to get in trouble for, if you know what I mean.

Meanwhile, support your local independent bookstores. Too many have been too kind to me to recommend otherwise. But just taking something off the shelf and leaving with it without getting arrested is like deep sea diving, or something: you just gotta try it once.

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