Benedict Evans has posted a very interesting article on the (almost) profit-free business model at Amazon. There are many interesting insights into how the company is run, its growth and possible future developments.
Even if you hate Amazon this is worth a read.
It must have been a hell of a meeting where this was approved. “Hey guys you know what would really improve our image in Ferguson? If we went out and fingerprinted all the kids?”
"Wow Bob, what a great idea. The parents of Ferguson will be delighted that we are protecting their kids in this way. It will go a long way to rebuilding trust.
"Let’s get crullers."
Bob Mould’s new video for his track The War is great. It has a great nod to old punk fanzines too. I miss those old fanzines.
Outsourcing criminal investigation to the victims of the crime. The UK police force has finally achieved perfect efficiency (of irrelevance).
The report concludes that police desk-based investigations of crime are failing to serve the public and mean “little or nothing more than recording a crime without taking further action. The HMIC investigation found that it is still policy to send an officer to attend all reports of crime in only six of the 43 police forces in England and Wales. In the other 37 forces a call-handler uses set criteria to assess whether somebody should be sent.
The watchdog says it is unacceptable that its investigation found nearly half the police forces were unable to provide any details of the reported crimes their officers had attended and that a third were failing to identify repeat and vulnerable victims when they rang to report an incident.