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Amazon Stops Bad Gifts

There aren’t a lot of details yet, but the system, revealed via a patent announcement, would give the recipient an opportunity to stop an unwanted gift or correct a size before it’s ever shipped. I don’t know why it needs patent, as this is really a design problem. Even the most beautiful email isn’t the same as ripping apart wrapping paper. On the other hand, this feature is great.

A user could also create a setting where any gift from a specified sender on Amazon.com is automatically converted into gift cards or other items.

It would be awesome if your grandma gave you a peppermint candle maker and you could have it automatically turned into Grand Theft Auto IV. She might be a bit confused when you sent a thank you card, but you’ll be much happier.

Catalog Living

There is ridiculousness in catalogs. Molly Erdman does a hilarious job of point it out. Here’s an example.

Hats under a bed

Hi Nancy, it’s Elaine. I’m going to be a little late for lunch. I can’t find my hat or my back-up hat.

[via @LittlePriest]

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