Comments on: ■ The uncanny valley of commerce, and what it means for your community Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:30:43 +0000 hourly 1 By: paul Fri, 01 Nov 2013 03:32:59 +0000 I’ve been saying this for years, that it was in the small town or neighborhood storekeeper’s interest to know his customers, to remember their family habits, to know their customs, all the better to serve them and keep them coming back. The difference is one of scale, where Amazon or Target can look up your purchase history and work out what you are about to buy. They can “remember” a lot more stuff than Mr Drucker at the Hooterville general mercantile. But it’s the same idea.