There was another tech company in Seattle, but nobody paid it much attention.

Back then, Amazon
was like eBay
or Craigslist — an important website you went to for a specific purpose. It wasn’t a daily habit, like Apple
’s iPhone, Google
’s search engine or even Facebook
. My wife had signed up for an Amazon Prime membership to get a service (now discontinued) called Amazon Mom, which automatically delivered diapers and other supplies for new parents every month and increased the size of the diapers based on our daughter’s presumed growth rate. Outside Seattle, few people had heard of Prime — it now counts more than 100 million members.
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