Ever wonder how Amazon can get that book/router/Kindle/infant car seat/quilted faux fur collar to you so fast? Here’s what it takes and what our purchases contribute to: “I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave,” by Mac Maclelland. (Of course, Amazon isn’t the only corporation doing this, but they are the biggest.)

A few other problems.

I’m giving up my account. It will be inconvenient, but maybe one of the few independent booksellers in town will stay open a little longer.

This is related to technology. Here’s one thing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is doing with some of the money we all sent in. A few questions for him.