If you want to know why Amazon.com is opening bookstores, don't ask the NYT


There are lazy articles and there are laaaaaazy articles. This one is one of the latter kind. New York Times reporter Nick Wingfield, whose main job seems to be rewriting press releases put out by tech giants, was set to the task of finding out why Amazon.com is opening brick and mortar bookstores. A traditional article would investigate and report. But Wingfield was too laaaaazy to write an article, so all he was reprint a chat he had with some chick named Alexandra Alter. Is Alter an independent expert in the field?

No, she's simply some chick who also writes for the Times (and she is also an airhead, as you will see below). The entire article is a chat transcript of a conversation between two Times reporter. This is lazy writing at its worst, and increasingly what sites like fivethirtyeight.com are specializing in. They type-chat among themselves and then publish it. Voila! Instant article.

In this case we were trying to find out why Amazon.com was investing in physical bookstores. The chat did not go far to revealing this.

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They talked about some of the specific books being sold in the store, which is not very relevant to why Amazon is opening such stores, unless there are certain trends in the general kinds of books they sell--which the chat did not get into. Alter did not contribute much to the conversation, showing herself to be a vapid bubblehead:

NICK WINGFIELD: The best part is, I just tested the free Wi-Fi and it’s 114 Mbps, easily the fastest I’ve ever gotten. Thank you, Jeff Bezos!

ALEXANDRA: Great, so you can just buy stuff from the Amazon website while you’re sitting in the store.

Yes, a reporter for the Times said "stuff". Like a 12 year old giving a book report who is too laaaazy to find a specific word and just uses the word "stuff" to mean anything and everything. This was Alter's most profound contribution to the discussion. She sounds like a retard. Perfect for reporting for the Times.

After talking about a number of petty and irrelevant issues, Wingfield took one very small stab at explaining why Amazon was opening online stores:

NICK: Amazon, officially, won’t tell you much about the motivations for doing bricks-and-mortar. But what I gather from my reporting is they have a lot of ideas about how physical retailing can be improved, ideas that come from their data-centric approach to online retailing. There is also a serendipity to book shopping offline that’s hard to replicate online.

That's it. A one word answer. Serendipity. Which most readers don't know the meaning of (it means "to happen by chance").

Instead of interviewing bubblehead Alexandra Alter, Wingfield could have interviewed an expert in the publishing industry. Or an industry analyst. Or even tried a little more vigorously to get an answer from Amazon. Instead he settled for bubblehead.

So I will answer the question. It's not "serendipity", but rather the fact that while more and more people are comfortable buying books online, there is still a substantial number who are not. By opening physical stores, Amazon can reach this segment that it hasn't reached before.

This is a simple, easy answer that eluded Wingfield and bubblehead. Go back to rewriting press releases, Nick.



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