Jeremy Baker

Alexa, Amazon and loss leading

So it seems that Alexa is making huge losses for Amazon.

It is not that making losses is unusual for Amazon; their entire business model is based on ‘loss leading’. The problem with Alexa appears to be that the ‘loss’ wasn’t ‘leading’ to anything…

Amazon Alexa is a colossal failure - on pace to lose 10 billion this year

This is so wonderful…

@Miraz - I think I might need to learn how to embed things!!

Real time chronicle of the Space Karen debacle:

Twitter is Going Great!

Space Karen - a photoshopped image of Elon Musk

I have “defederated” (deleted) my cross-posting to Mastodon from Microblog - not because I’m not enjoying Mastodon (especially the paid hosting model at - but because it is becoming clear that, for me, the two spaces will involve quite different types of posts.

Taking it easy on this first day of November 2022. I’m leaving Twitter, and focusing on (with an occasional side of Instagram). Beginning to figure out how to integrate with Mastodon NZ. #mbnov

Calm. (And Facebook is down! Yay!) #calm #facebook #peace

Fully loaded. MacBook Air M1, iPadPro, and Bullet Journal. You got this.

I have a level of dependence on the new word for Microblogvember being posted before I go to sleep, but sometimes I miss it! Oh well :) #mbnov

So far, I am really, really enjoying macOS Big Sur. Installation went well, and my 2017 iMac is noticeably faster than it was before the upgrade. And the look and feel of the whole OS is much improved.

It begins…

I guess I’ll give downloading and installing macOS Big Sur a go… or should I wait a few days? Hmm 🤔 #mbnov

Actually taking the dive and ordering a MacBook Air M1 …

So Strava’s subscription is going to treble?!?? Bye bye Strava !!!