15 years ago today Amazon sold its first book - "Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies." Launched by Jeff Bezos in 1995, It started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, CDs, MP3 downloads, computer software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, and toys.
In 2007, Amazon launched Amazon Kindle, an e-book reader which downloads content over "Whispernet", via the Sprint Nextel EV-DO wireless network.
I'm a big fan of Amazon, purchasing my first book from them in 1996. Over the years I have purchased hundreds of books there, as well as other products (one Christmas over one-half of our gifts were purchased at Amazon).
Unintentionally, but par for the course, I have 3 books coming in today: two for research on a major presentation at a national convention this fall, and one for additional consulting with a client in preparation for an upcoming project.
Happy Birthday, Amazon!