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Saturday, December 04, 2004

Online Shopping Idiots and New e-mail

posted by Jazz at 12/04/2004 10:41:00 AM

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First off, for blog related mail, I'm done "beta testing" my gmail account and will be using it for most personal mail and blog related items. If you don't have gmail, I highly recommend it. I'll now be reachable at jazzshaw funnyatsign gmail.com (You'll have a much better chance of not getting lost in spam if you use that one.)

Second, at the prompting of a couple of friends, I was looking at my Amazon.com wishlist. (I've been shopping via Amazon for years and still really love them.) My only problem was, you see, I'm an idiot. (Duh.) I was under the impression that if you let other people search for you with those wishlists, then any potential buyer got your home address, phone number, credit card number, blood type, and a blood/sperm sample mailed to them on request.

Obviously, in retrospect, Amazon wouldn't stay in business long if they did that. I was doing a test run shopping for somebody else and was pleased to note that, if you choose to send the gift right to their house, it only shows their name and home city, with a note that other information is protected for privacy reasons.

Do I feel more stupid than usual, or what?