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#Amazonfail: A Personal Perspective

Our senior editor, Ron Hogan, was the gay and lesbian studies editor at Amazon.com from 1998 to 2000, which gives him a different perspective on #amazonfail—the online outrage over the online retailer’s handling of its queer-themed content—than other observers. At the same time, we appreciate that GalleyCat readers expect this controversial topic to be covered as objectively as possible (as well they should), which is why…

OK, I’m going to drop the house first-person-plural momentarily: Jason will continue to follow this story here on the blog, and if you really want to know what I think, come find me on Twitter. Because I’ve had plenty to say about it. I’ll just leave you with two of the troubling questions about this situation I hope get answered later today. In the meantime, as Information Week blogger Mitch Wagner suggested late last night, let’s not leap to too many conclusions too soon.

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