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The Biblioracle: Droning on about efficiency

The Biblioracle: Droning on about efficiency

Ever since Amazon settled its dispute with Hachette over wholesale prices and distribution, I took my eye off them, but they've been up to some stuff recently that has me thinking I need to be more vigilant. The first bit of news is that, frustrated by our regulatory structure, which prevents low-flying objects from zipping across the horizon without lots of hearings and forethought by the FAA, they've started testing their drone technology in British Columbia. Amazon intends to fly their fleet of delivery vehicles between 200 and 500 feet off the ground, an apparent sweet spot between the tallest trees and the lowest-flying planes. Remarking to the Guardian after a Senate...

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