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Amazon Should Invent With Care


An illustration depicting Amazon's penchant for inventing various appliances and devices.

Amazon seems to be making any doodad it can dream up and seeing what people do with it.

Asya Demidova

The relentless pace of new Amazon inventions can be a little exhausting. The company recently showed off a $1,000 Alexa on wheels, multiple home security cameras, a thermostat that learns your temperature preferences, and a gadget for kids to play interactive games via video conference.

But it's best to think of most of these new Amazon things as public experiments. Amazon is America's silliest inventor. It's Ron Popeil without a filter, plus Alexa.

From The New York Times
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