Somehow, and I have no idea how, these two managed to find time to do some fun side projects. One of my favorites was called Eyes.
Eyes was well before its time. It allowed readers to sign up to get an e-mail any time a new book came out that matched a search query. It was a great way to hear about new releases, especially in non-fiction.
The page describing Eyes was amusing. It said:
Eyes, your automated searcher, is amazing. Tell it what authors and subjects interest you, and it will track every newly released book matching your interests, author by author and subject by subject. Sign up with Eyes and we'll send you e-mail when the books you want to know about are published.Eyes lived on for many years. It was eventually replaced by Amazon Alerts, a good service, but one that is missing the snarkiness of the old.
If you don't think this free service is both cool and useful, please send mail to boy-am-Ifirstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why.
Sometimes, memories lurk deep only to surface as strange inside jokes. From the beginning of Findory, one of the customer service e-mail addresses has been email@example.com.