I recently made a comment about The Best And The Brightest and went to amazon to get a link to the book.
November 2012 – it’s now April 2017. How long does Amazon keep your purchasing history?
Pardon me while I laugh, but this is the company that builds elastic cloud storage systems. How long do you think?
A bunch of years ago, a friend of mine got an email saying “It’s Marcus’ birthday and here are some things he’s been looking at lately! Maybe he’d like a present!”
The funny part was neither of us could figure out how Amazon knew we knew eachother. Then I remembered that 2 years before I bought a World of Warcraft time card and had it shipped to his (then) address (we were grinding for a scroll of resurrection mount, if you care) So, Amazon must have merged gift-ship destination address against user account addresses and concluded we were friends.
I wish I had some interesting people’s addresses, so I could ship them lingerie and sex toys. Maybe they’d send me a suburban full of robots with guns in return.