The future is here. Jayme and I drove down the interstate on Saturday streaming a random selection of podcasts that suited our mood. This is all WIN, especially when it includes Judge John Hodgman issuing a ruling on whether machine guns are robots.
Josh, who says machines guns are robots makes his case based on 3 points. First, machines gun perform a repetitive task. Second, they are programmable and third…
Josh:…I would not want to fight a machine gun, and I would never want to fight a robot.
I went to check it out and there is a problem. I had several Kindle books on my wish list. It changed them all to use a generic “See all buying options” button which takes you to the product page.
Granted, it is the Kindle edition product page. But it is not clear to the un-savvy user (like family members purchasing holiday gifts) that I stated a preference for the Kindle edition by adding that exact product to my wish list. (This is complicated further by a preference to have certain books in paper and others in Kindle, which will probably be common to many users for a while.) If you are buying a gift for someone and you are not sure about their Kindle status, you are likely to just buy the paper.
I’m not sure why Amazon would remove cues of the stated preference for the Kindle edition. For now, I have added it to the comments of the applicable wish list items.
Additionally, once on the product page the gift giver has to (see and) know to click “Give as a Gift” instead of “Buy now with 1-Click”.
Update 1pm: If you are looking at someone else’s wish list (or not logged in and looking at your own) the button on the wish list is “Give as a gift” instead of “See all buying options.” I’m not sure if they just changed it or if it is was my oversight, but I did check my own list from a logged out browser before posting. It still does not make it clear that the person wants the Kindle Edition and that is what you are gifting when you click the button.
Also, why are authors, edition and prices for Kindle items not displayed on the wish list like other items? (In the wish list image above, The Last Run is a Kindle Edition entry and Icons is a Hardcover edition entry.)