Some of you sharp eyed folks -- and that's the way I think of pretty much all the visitors to these hallways, since they somehow figured out about getting here to Elisberg Industries, although I'm told there are a few stragglers who got here by mistake, thinking they had found a website about Elsinore Castle in Hamlet, and have a hard time finding the way out -- may have noticed a new button on the right side of the page, near the top. For those who did miss it, it's called simply, "Click to Amazon."
The reason for the button, which can also be considered by many a badge of honor, is because Elisberg Industries has just been proudly accepted as an official member of the exclusive Amazon Affiliate program, limited to only about 30 million websites or so.
The way it works is very simple.
If you plan to shop on Amazon -- not just for something mentioned on this site, but absolutely anything at all -- this website will actually get an extremely small commission on whatever you buy during your session on Amazon if you click on the "Click to Amazon" button here first.
(By the way, "extremely small" means pretty much what it says. It's not quite sub-atomic, but it's on the same periodic chart. However, unlike many of the elements it happily has adhesive properties, so over time, such things an build up.)
There's nothing else you have to do. The experience browsing and shopping on Amazon is exactly the same. No price difference. No nothing different. It's just that Amazon will know that you got there from here. So, they'll send a few shekels this way if you happen to buy something.
I should note that one of the senior executives here suggested that our intern Larry Bondurant stand at the exit with a tip jar, but it was determined that he wouldn't then be available to work the photocopier or make runs to deli for sandwiches. And as long as he's here to learn the business and get college credit, he should probably make himself more useful. So, this is a brain-dead easy, cheap, and actually, literally free way to defray the cost of the ink. Or whatever the pixels are made of.
Anyway, no need to ever click through. Your choice. We'll never know. That's between you and your God of choice. But if you are here already and plan to buy something or just expect to head next to Amazon, perhaps you'll consider it. And if and when, it'll be much appreciated. (It works too, by the way, if you click on a those book icons for The Wild Roses or A Christmas Carol 2: The Return of Scrooge -- though that will cleverly take you directly to the book website pages.)
Since I know you have better things to do than remember all this, I may post a brief reminder on occasion. (Side note: "May" shall herein be defined as "will") But otherwise, you're now fully-covered. Something akin to the Affordable Care Act, as long as you don't work for Hobby Lobby.
That's all. I just thought you'd want to know. Well...maybe not "want," but willing to put up with reading a bunch of paragraphs having nothing to do with politics, musicals or Windows tablets.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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