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Amazon Improved Reccomendations?

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 19:52:14 -0400 (CLT)

I realise they must constantly work on this, and perhaps the "Mac-like"
interface made me notice, but the latest Amazon recommendations seem to be
particularly accurate.  I wonder if they've updated something singificant
in the algorithms they use?

For the record, I had:

On the top bar- new novels from Gibson, Powers and Richard Ford (I will
probably buy the first two of those eventualy, but have no idea who Richar
Ford is).

In the rotating centre - books and CDs I have considered for some time
and/or closely related items.  I tend to buy books after looking at the
reviews many times, so these are all solid recommendations.

In the lower bar - more speculative stuff (a book on placebos and
something by Chomsky I won't buy, and a CD by Quasimoto, who I don't
recognise.

Scrolling down, there are recommendations and favourites, a bunch of which
look interesting (no idea Primitive Radio Gods or Radio Zumbido had other
albums).

Andrew

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