Amazon to Break HP4 Embargo

Wired: Amazon to Break HP4 Embargo - This really disappoints me. Why do they feel they have to do this? Is it that important? It's not like they're gaining a business advantage, because they're losing money on every sale, discounted at 40% off.

Tracy Wynne, owner of SF's Cover To Cover Booksellers, said "but they're in a position where they can afford to hemorrhage money."

I'm not so sure about that. cf shares hit new 52-week low. Even Amazon won't be able to escape the reality of the changing dot com economy of 2000.

Written on June 25, 2000