Gone are the days when
"Amazon" referred to a lush South American stretch of land, brimming with exotic animals, untouched rivers
and impenetrable jungles. No, that Amazon has long since been uprooted, trampled and burnt to the ground to
make way for computer servers to power the modern and decidedly more well-stocked Amazon. That's progress for you.
Amazon has made quite some progress this year, with their Christmas sales reaching epic proportions. They've reportedly sold more than 108 million items with virtual carts being filled at a rate of 41 orders per second. It was a blue Christmas for them, as the top-selling items in video game hardware were, of course, the Pearl Blue GBA SP and the Electric Blue DS. Oh, and that PSP thingamabob.
Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO was also kind enough to impart some holiday well-wishing. "We are grateful to our customers for shopping with us this holiday season and we wish everyone a happy new year."
In other words, thanks for giving us your money and we hope you're still alive next year so you can do it again.