I’m sure everybody’s seen the Amazon/Microsoft announcement about buying books through Powerpoint by now. Did you notice this bit?
The solution, called Amazon.com Research Services for Microsoft Office System, will be available for download in the Office Marketplace at no additional charge later this fall.
Oh goody, so now I’ve got to download a new app every time somebody integrates their services with Microsoft’s?
If you can’t do O(N) or better, go home.