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Amazon Screen Saver

I run several blogs (this one, my Amazon Web Services blog, and a private one for the family), and I generally don’t cross-post, since the blogs have distinct audiences.

This time, however, I have run across something that’s cool enough to warrant a second post. Sean Nolan’s Amazon Screen Saver is simple yet effective and hypnotic. Using the Amazon books catalog as a data source, it simply retrieves and displays cover art, one title after the other, fading the older ones into the background.

It runs on Windows (Sean is a one-time Microsoft employee) , installs in a flash, and works like a charm.