In 2007, consumer groups asked the FTC to come up with a “Do Not Track” list, which would work like the “Do Not Call” list. Naïve Internet researchers then proposed a “Do Not Track” header for the web. The idea was that users would set a preference in their web browser; the browser would then send a “Do Not Track” (DNT) flag each time it fetched a web page. Advertisers would then voluntarily be good and not track the user.
Amazon recently published a post about their Kindle pricing, which John Scalzi has some disagreements with. There’s one particular disagreement that leaped out at me, though: Amazon’s math of “you will sell 1.74 times as many books at $9.99 than at $14.99″ is also suspect, because it appears to come with the ground assumption that books are interchangable units of entertainment, each equally as salable as the next, and that pricing is the only thing consumers react to.
So sara and I made a book. We used Apple’s new iPhoto, which lets you design a book of your photos then have it professionally bound and printed. At $3 a page, it’s pretty expensive, but the result looks like a coffee table art book from a store.