When we launched, we launched with over a million titles. There were countless snags. One of my friends figured out that you could order a negative quantity of books. And we would credit your credit card and then, I guess, wait for you to deliver the books to us. We fixed that one very quickly.

Jeff Bezos in a recent Vanity Fair article about the early days of the web.

That’s right, amazon.com allowed a negative quantity of books at one point. We’re all allowed our mistakes.

(via strelau)

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