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Sounds good in the nude?

This is broken is quite a cool weblog that updates every day with a story about something that has a bad user experience, whether it be a computer or in real life. Today’s post about Amazon’s personalised emails made me chuckle though. Someone bought a CD by ‘Various Artists’, so Amazon has now recommended another completely different CD, also by ‘Various Artists’. Hmmm, whoops.
In any case, it’s well worth subscribing to the RSS feed of that site.


  1. I had something like that happen to me recently as well. I bought the “Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi” 2 CD set (they are basically visual movies like the better known Baraka) and last week they sent me an email which said “As someone who has purchased Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi (2 Discs), you might like to know that Pink Panther Film Collection [6 Discs] is now available“.
    Two completely different titles – one being a social commentary movie and the others being comedies – with the only thing in common being they come with more than one CD. Stupid stupid Amazon. 🙂

  2. Let’s just hope that Amazon’s search engine offering is going to be a little more accurate. Though on the other hand, it could be a fun waste of time whilst bored at work…