I found a book listed on Amazon, and attempted to buy it. But then I got a message:

“We’re sorry! An error occurred when we tried to process your request. Rest assured, we’re already working on the problem and expect to resolve it shortly. If you were trying to make a purchase, please check Your Account to confirm that the order was placed. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

There is also a button that should take me to the home page, but I get the same error when I try to go to the home page. Basically Amazon’s web site is down, and has been down for about an hour now. How much money are they losing in this hour? I am guessing a lot of money! I am surprised I have not even seen a mention of it on CNN’s website. It seems like an online store the size of Amazon being down for an hour might make at least a blip on the news radar.