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OReilly.com: My Conversation with Jeff Bezos

Mar 04, 2000, 00:04 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim O'Reilly)

"My February 29 column about Amazon's patents on oreilly.com, and the overwhelming support from all of you, certainly got Amazon's attention. I got a polite but short reply when I sent my first, private letter back in January. Yesterday, I got a call from Jeff. We talked for over an hour and a half."

"This is my report on that call..."

"To cut the suspense short, while I don't think that we're all the way to a happy ending, we had an extremely productive conversation. We each made some important points that resonated with the other, and while our central disagreement remains unresolved, I think that we've laid out the issues in a way that will lead to fruitful further discussion. I'm hopeful that you will also regard this conversation as progress, and stay with us as we try to take it all the way through to a conclusion."

"First off, Jeff wanted to explain why he thought 1-click was original enough to patent..."

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