Since I think it is pretty cool, I am compiling links to news stories and blog posts about my brother’s recent posting on his “It is not junk” blog about Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 book about flies. Basically, he tracked some sort of automated computer pricing feedback loop between Amazon and another site that led eventually to a very very very very high price for a book about Drosophila.
And the post has now been picked up by all sorts of places. So I am compiling a list of some of the stories here.
- James Fallows from the Atlantic “Want to see how crazy a bot-run market can be?”
- How We’ll Know When the Machines are Taking Over (by David Post, from the Volokh Conspiracy”
- Gizmodo: How a Book Accidentally Gets Priced at $23 Million on Amazon …
- Gawker: Why Amazon Charged $23698655.93 for a Genetics Textbook – Gawker
- Seattle Post: The perils of automatic pricing on Amazon
- CNN: Amazon seller lists book at $23698655.93 — plus shipping
- MSNBC: Book about flies costs $23.7 million on Amazon
- PC Mag: Amazon Algorithm Price War Leads to $23.6-Million-Dollar Book Listing
- La estrambótica historia del libro más caro de Amazon
- Роботы-книготорговцы оценили книгу в $24 млн
- Boek voor ruim 1 miljoen euro
- Algorithmes économiques fous
- Huff Post: Amazon’s $23698655.93 Book About Flies (SCREENSHOT)
- Wall St. Journal Blog: For Sale: The Making of a Fly, Only $23698655.93 (Plus $3.99 Shipping)