Amazon's $23 million book - algorithms gone wild

An associate of UC Berkeley evolutionary biologist Michael Eisen wanted to buy an extra copy of The Making of a Fly by Peter Lawrence but found the price on a little steep, $1.7 million - plus shipping. Eisen tracked the price and discovered a robot-driven price war between two Amazon booksellers that actually raised the price until it passed $23 million. For more, read Larry Dignan's blog.

Credit: it is NOT junk by Michael Eisen