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Proposed deletion discussion
I see this article was proposed for deletion due to a claimed lack of notability. I'm not so sure it should be deleted without prior discussion. My reasons follow.
- Amazon Light has been discussed on metafilter (where it was even posted by creator Matthew Haughey).
- It has been mentioned on boingboing.
- It has also been posted on digg.
- It attracted enough attention that google lawyers sent it a cease and desist mail.
- Amazon Light 4 won a Technical Achievement award at the South by Southwest web awards in 2005.
- It is currently included as one of the Special:Booksources booksellers, which links to this page. I found it a useful link, not knowing what Amazon Light was when I saw it in the list (this is how I came across this article today).
- google returns 150,000 results for the phrase "Amazon Light" (with quotes). This is quite substantial even if many of these are duplicates or can otherwise be discounted.
I am therefore removing the prod tag. --David Edgar 16:58, 9 November 2006 (UTC)
- Well, just so anyone knows, proposed deletion is for situations where there isn't expected to be a discussion. If one is necessary, it should be escalated to AFD. Since you've added the above to the article, though, there isn't a need for deletion. It's more productive to improve an article when, uh, "prodded", than to argue! I'm looking for a source, but I recall that this site was "unofficially" available before the API went public, and so was one of the first examples of its use (one of the first examples of a third-party site using a web services API, period). OH, and the Google skin wasn't the "original" layout either -- it was the 2.0 edition or around there. --Dhartung | Talk 22:30, 7 March 2007 (UTC)