WatchDorks.Net wrote:Interesting. I'd have to read the specifics on this case, but the "fuzzy logic" being condemned would seem to apply to just about every Interwebz search out there. Just about all consumer-based searches (eBay, Google, Bing, etc.), when no results are found for the exact term searched, make suggestions based upon similarity. After all, their purpose is to show you something to buy.
If the plaintiff wins out in this suit, it could establish precedent that could markedly change online searches as we know them...
..and, since law seems to be interpreted in ways that few can fathom these days, I bet it does win, too. It really doesn't matter if there is actual harm being done, or just a concept someone pulled straight out of their ass; the most lawyered mouse always gets the cheese.
Frankly, if I do a search for something at Amazon, and it comes up without the product, I say, "wow, they don't sell it," and shut down the browser. I'd wager most people do that same thing rather than accept a substitute for something they need.
As for the sermonizing over the "evils" of Amazon, well, that's falling on deaf ears here. The digital world
is what's changing things, and I can vouch for that - the business I'm in is a shell of what it once was because of it. The way to deal with it is to adapt with the times rather than moan "poor me, it was better in the old days." That and $450 will buy you an Invicta San IV. As for that big, nasty, Amazon: The American public just named it the best company in the land. Tell you what: For the first time in my life, I don't have to go on a fucking safari to find a specialty part for one of my office machines - they have them there, I hit a button, and the next day, the new part is in the machine. If convenience, quality, and customer service are evil, then call me Beelzebub. And if working conditions suck there, the workplace will force them to change; I certainly feel for any underpaid working class Joe. But then again...find me the other factory or warehouse work that's different:There have been dozens of stories portraying Amazon warehouses as inhumane, hellish workplaces, and while some workers may have been subject to these conditions, the ones I spoke to hadn’t. “It is certainly hard work,” said Brant Ivey, who spent six months in one of Amazon’s hubs lifting oversized objects. But “the conditions at the warehouse were on par or better than most other warehouses that I have been in.” One of the biggest complaints is that the warehouses are too hot. In 2012, after a lengthy expose revealed brutally hot summertime conditions, Amazon announced plans to spend $52 million to install air conditioning in its U.S. warehouses.
One Reddit user put it bluntly: “The work does suck, but all warehouse work sucks. I have experienced FAR worse conditions and been treated terrible by other Fortune 500 companies.”http://q13fox.com/2015/06/15/amazon-is- ... s-who-you/http://mentalfloss.com/article/61249/13 ... -employees
Best of luck to all my longtime friends here. Please stay safe, always.