One reason we want to build authors an off-ramp from Amazon

“This has become the central question with all the big tech companies: Can we trust their information as they go deeper and deeper into our lives? …

“Here in San Francisco, people dream of a completely automated, human-free future, but I don’t share that dream,” Andrew Sean Greer, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Less, was counterfeited on Amazon, told me. “Humans are bothersome and inefficient — and the only way to keep a grip on reality.”

David Streitfeld, in a fascinating/worrying piece about Amazon’s algorithm weirdness and the book-like products that result

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