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From the fake hacks department:

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 02, 2000

From the fake hacks department: Jorn Barger is featured over at Wired News as coming up with a clever way to hack Amazon and take money out of Jeff Bezos’ pocket. That’s great, except that:

- It’s not a hack. Or even close. It’s just the way the Amazon Associates program works. Since when is hacking entering a URL into your browser’s location window? Come on, Jorn….

- Any purchase from Amazon is good for them, one way or another. You want to take money out of Bezos’ pocket? Don’t buy from Amazon.

These two points lead me to believe that the writer of the article didn’t really do any research for it….research that took me all of 30 seconds to do…and I’m not even close to being a journalist. Jesus Christ on a bike.