TKC 488 Esmeralda and Richard deTrafford

Esmeralda and Richard deTrafford of Geraldton, Australia

Interview starts at 16:35 and ends at 40:26

“I don’t see any Amazon drones being launched here [in Australia], and I’m sure CASA [Civil Aviation Safety Authority] would have something to say about that. They’re coming up with rules for drones and some of that stuff. So I don’t see that happening here any time soon.”

News

“Australian retailers rally as Amazon gets cool reception” by Byron Kaye at Reuters – December 4, 2017

“Amazon Australia has changed its webpage title to say it no longer just sells books” by Tony Yoo at Business Insider – December 4, 2017

“Amazon’s Weak Australia Launch is Great for eBay” by Wayne Duggan at U.S. News & World Report – December 7, 2017

“Don’t call it ‘Siri’: Why the wake word should be ‘computer’” by Stephen Harrison at Salon –

November 26, 2017

Cozmo by Anki

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark

“Amazon Alexa Prize Competition winner takes home $500,000 prize” at DayOne, the Amazon Blog – November 29, 2017

Interview with Richard and Esmeralda deTrafford

Geraldton, Australia

The Australian Accent (YouTube)

That’s Not a Knife (You Tube)

Myer Market

Shipster by Australia Post

Aldi

Content

Kindle First is now Amazon First Reads

“Bill Gates gives us his top 5 favorite books for winter reading” at Boing Boing

Next Week’s Guest

James McQuivey, vice president and principal analyst, Forrester Research

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

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