Cool but I the privacy implications are unfortunate

Ever heard of Book Depository? It is book store. So what? So let’s dance! Oh no that was Caddyshack. So they have map of what books are being bought from them and where. It is mildly mesmerizing. It seems not such a big deal, but as I was watching a book was purchased in Saskatchewan and someone bought the infamous 50 Shades trilogy elsewhere. They don’t seem to leave the history of the map up. Still, I think I’d be less than thrilled that my purchase was surfaced with location.

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3 Responses

  1. Alfred says:

    First off, this is cool! And sort of makes me dizzy when the map moves. But, umm, you know what scares me? That there aren’t more books being purchased!

  2. Deven Desai says:

    Small company, Alfred. I hope that is the explanation.

  3. Joe says:

    Saskatchewan is pretty big. Maybe, if it targeted a small hamlet there & even there, how do we know who bought it?