It seems like just the other day when Jeff Bezos quit his Wall Street job and drove across the US (PDF) searching for the perfect garage from which to start his online book selling venture. In the Seattle suburbs was born. It didn’t take long until Bezos was certain that would sell everything online.

Now just a few years later (OK so maybe it’s a decade but it seemed like just a few years) I am writing this blog post with my PHP-based blog software complete with plug-in.

Not only are all of Amazon’s products available at my fingertips but I can recommend them to my readers with just a couple-o-clicks.

As if that weren’t enough, I get a referral payment every time a reader makes a purchase.

You’ve come a long way Bezos!