Site ColumnsBy Christian
November 14, 2000 - 11:43 PM
Ouch. As I've often mentioned before, I'm being haunted by road reconstruction crews, with the nearest three roads all having turned into either big pools of mud or huge piles of stones. Today, we had another version - relatively flat sand surface, with some road bricks scattered around. As I had to hurry somewhere, I wasn't paying attention very well, so after falling over one of those bricks and twisting my right ankle, my foot has now been transformed into one huge black-and-blue bruise. Perhaps I should sue.
Meanwhile, in between dying of pain and forcing myself to get a few words typed, I managed to figure out why Amazon still isn't making any money - they're giving far too much away. Not only are they offering free (US) delivery during the Christmas holidays, but I've also received gift certificates from both the US and the UK version of the site, and if I put up a special holiday season affiliate button here at TrekToday, I'll get another $10 gift certificate. Surely this isn't a business model that makes any sense? I know it's important to win over new customers, so I can see why they'd offer them discounts during Christmas time, but then also giving up any hopes you may have had about profiting from your current customers doesn't seem like such a great move. But maybe they're just trying to cause people to rush out and buy lots of stuff at the site because they fear it will go bankrupt - I know I'm almost reacting that way.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-Find out how all Trek pilots are connected by the number 4.
-Did The Next Generation do anything for breaking women out of traditional roles?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Today On TV
-In Canada, Space! will be showing†Voyager's 'Before and After' at 4:00am Eastern Time, the Original Series' 'Charlie X' at 10:00am and at 4:00pm, DS9's 'The Die Is Cast' at 5:00pm, and Voyager's 'Real Life' at 10:00pm.
-In the United Kingdom,†Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Thirty Days' at 17:00 GMT. At 18:50, BBC Two will be showing Voyager's 'Resistance'.†Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
-Here in The Netherlands, Net 5 will be showing†TNG's 'Chain Of Command, Part Two'at 18:00 CET. †Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!