the latest trend (at least for me) in e-commerce is the interstitial upsell page, with all the add ons, whether hotel rooms or books you might also like to read. Expedia's upsell page was so humongous it made me switch back to orbitz. Half.com's new upsell page didn't make me switch, in part because its URL is so sweet: "https://half.ebay.com/account/auth/upsell/cartUpsell.jsp." At least they call a rose a rose.
Reminds me of a story I've told many times already: Back in 1992 or so, in the liquor store on Market Street near Church, across from the Safeway. A bum (as they called them in SF back then) woozily asks for a pint of a cheap brand of vodka. The clerk slaps it down on the counter and says, Good choice. This will get you really drunk.Posted by dbrown at September 20, 2003 08:56 PM