This is too cool. It's like having the Google folks to a makeover on Amazon's site. What cool use for the new Amazon web services.
Posted by jzawodn at July 17, 2002 02:36 PM
I realize that the point of making it "light" is to trim it down a fair bit, but they chopped out a couple of the features that I've come to depend on. The search will hit on apparently the cheapest in-stock edition, which is usually the paperback one. But it only counts Amazon's own listing, and not any of the "Amazon Marketplace" sellers.
Most of these are used copies, but for more recent titles many of the other sellers do offer new copies, or at least close-out overstocks. Usually these are significantly cheaper than Amazon's own price. And often a used copy of the hardcover version will beat Amazon's price on the new paperback.
I realize that this might be the road back to a not-so-light UI ...
> "I realize that this might be the road back to a not-so-light UI ..."
Yup, I think so. That's the thing about stripping an interface down. There's always some people who rely on a feature that other people don't use at all. The knack is judging which features are used by a small enough minority to make them not worth having.
As far as I know, even Jakob Neilsen hasn't come up with an equation to calculate this yet.