Timely NYT article on “Showrooms for Amazon”

The NYT is running an op-ed piece about Amazon’s new salvo with it’s Price Check app which I discussed a few days ago.  It explores Amazon’s mindset in creating it, though I doubt the conversation started from the question “What can we do to crush small independent booksellers?” In my experience, things like this often start with a few developers saying “hey, wouldn’t it be cool if…”