Jason rightly debunks the conspiracy theories behind the Amazon investment in the Robot Co-op.
Perhaps Salon doesn't realize that the people posting their hopes and dreams to 43 Things are effectively whispering them to the whole world because -- if you'll forgive me channeling Dooce here -- ALL OF THAT INFORMATION IS PUBLICALLY AVAILABLE ON THEIR WEB SITE. Thousands of hopes and dreams, free for the taking.
(Oh, and congrats to Erik and team! Here's to building great stuff.)