bots, bots, bots, turing, bots, amazon, bots, fools, and us.
a quick read over at this dudes blog, Carlos Bueno.
how bots seized control of my pricing strategy.
There are whole species of other bots that infest the Amazon Marketplace, pretending to have used copies of books, fighting epic price wars no one ever sees. So with “Turing Test” we have a delightful futuristic absurdity: a computer program, pretending to be human, hawking a book about computers pretending to be human, while other computer programs pretend to have used copies of it. A book that was never actually written, much less printed and read.